Mark Murphy, Human Tissue Bill meeting 2019

Watch: Oireachtas Committee & the Human Tissue Bill

By ika | December 9, 2019

On October 16th 2019, Irisk Kidney Association CEO Mark Murphy and board member John Whelan attended the Oireachtas Joint Committee Session (a) Pre – Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of Human Tissue (Transplantation, Post- mortem, Anatomical Examination and Public Display) Bill 2018. Click HERE to watch it on Oireachtas TV.

IKA Hosts International Team To Launch Transplant Games In Dublin 2020

By ika | October 19, 2019

Representatives of 22 nations converged in Dublin this weekend for the official launch of the Irish Kidney Association’s hosting of the 11th European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships, Dublin 2020 which will take place next year from 2-9 August ( ).  The members of the European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Federation gathered at the […]

Annual Service of Remembrance & Thanksgiving 2019

By ika | October 8, 2019

The Irish Kidney Association’s 34th Annual Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving was attended by a congregation of close to 2000, when it was held in Corpus Christi Church, Homefarm Road, Dublin 9 on Saturday, 5th October, to honour organ donors and their families. Taking part in the ecumenical Service were courageous families of deceased organ donors […]

Crowe Members Survey 2019


By ika | October 1, 2019

As you may be aware, the Irish Kidney Association (IKA) has commissioned Crowe to facilitate the development of a strategic plan for the organisation. A key element in this process involves engaging with IKA members, in order to understand your views and expectations regarding membership of the Association.

General Scheme of the Human Tissue Bill 2018

By R0byn1 | June 12, 2019

Please click on the image below to read the General Scheme of the Human Tissue Bill 2018.  

Statement by Irish Kidney Association on Government’s proposed opt out legislation DATE: 2nd May 2019

By R0byn1 | May 1, 2019

  Statement by Irish Kidney Association on Government’s proposed opt out legislation DATE: 2nd May 2019  The Irish Kidney Association is delighted that the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has brought Organ Donation to the Cabinet for discussion. The Minister rightly realises that we have an opportunity to change practices and improve rates of […]

Statement by Mark Murphy: 3rd April 2019

By R0byn1 | April 3, 2019

Statement by Mark Murphy, Chief Executive of the Irish Kidney Association 3rd April 2019 It is disappointing to hear that the Minister for Health does not want valuable information to assist Organ Donor Families in consenting to donate organs. The Irish drivers licence changed 6 years ago. Question 20 on the application form states: Place […]


By R0byn1 | April 2, 2019

Our members recieve updates about upcoming IKA events, as well as our monthly Support Magazine. Download a copy of our membership application form here. Please sign and return to: Irish Kidney Association CLG, Freepost Donor House, Block 43A Park West D12 P5V6


By R0byn1 | March 27, 2019

The national launch of Organ Donor Awareness Week 2019, by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, T.D., was held at the Mansion House Dublin 2 on Tuesday, 26th March. The annual campaign which takes place from 30th March until 6th April is organised by the Irish Kidney Association (IKA) and supported by the Organ Donation […]

Transplant Teens Scaling the ski heights

By R0byn1 | March 25, 2019

Three Irish teenagers who have undergone organ transplants took part in a ski camp in Anzere, Switzerland, called TACKERS, made possible by the gifts of life they received from deceased organ donors. Kidney transplant recipients Gearoid Wrafter from Tullamore, Co. Offaly and Matthew Holland from Ardcroney, Nenagh in Co. Tipperary along with liver transplant recipient […]

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