By ika | March 14, 2020

As part of Covid-19 contingency plans Beaumont Hospital has sequestered the Irish Kidney Association’s Renal Support Centre which is located on the grounds of Beaumont Hospital. The Irish Kidney Association’s thirteen ensuite double bedrooms facility provides free overnight accommodation to kidney patients and their families who are travelling from the country for their appointments, clinics, […]

Government Update 12th March 2020

By ika | March 13, 2020

What is happening? The Government is announcing additional measures to protect citizens by delaying the spread of COVID-19. The general public is asked to follow this advice and keep informed of this ongoing outbreak. We are actively working to delay the spread of this virus, so that our health system will be able to respond […]


IKA Organ Donor Awareness Week Postponed

By ika | March 12, 2020

Our overall priority is to keep our patients as safe as possible… The Irish Kidney Association has taken the decision not to proceed with Organ Donor Awareness Week 2020 (28th March – 4th April) in response to the outbreak of Coronavirus Covid-19. The Irish Kidney Association anticipates that as its cohort of more than 5000 […]

PKD Charity survey

ADPKD Research Priority Setting Partnership Questionnaire

By ika | February 11, 2020

Help identify the top ten most important things to research in ADPKD – autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. The PKD Charity, in association with James Lind Alliance, has collected a range of ideas from patients, carers and healthcare professionals to find those that remain unanswered – such as how to stop cysts growing, how to […]


IKA invites political parties to include a YES Registry in their election manifestos

By ika | January 15, 2020

IKA invites political parties to include a YES Registry for organ donation in their election manifestos – 15 January 2020. A letter by Mr. Mark Murphy, the Chief Executive of the Irish Kidney Association has been sent to the Spokespersons for Health from Ireland’s political parties inviting them to consider improving the ‘Human Tissue Bill’ […]

transplant team ireland take to the track at ALSAA

Transplant Team Ireland Training for ETDSC 2020

By ika | January 7, 2020

We’ve got an exciting year ahead, with the 2020 European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championships coming to Dublin in August. Transplant Team Ireland are already getting ready, with the training schedule underway from the end of this month at ALSAA Sports Complex. Visit their website for dates and details on the training days. If you […]

Young Kerry Patients support campaign promoting Organ Donation

By R0byn1 | December 17, 2019

Young Kerry Patients support campaign urging families to discuss the ‘Gift of Life’ at Christmas Two young Kerry boys who will require kidney transplants braved the elements  to promote the Irish Kidney Association’s annual Christmas radio advertising campaign, which encourages families to discuss organ donation when they gather for the festive season.

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 ( www.etdsc2020.com ).  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 […]

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