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 […]
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 […]
The Irish Kidney Association is delighted to announce that Ray D’Arcy has agreed to the voluntary role of ambassador for organ donor awareness 2019 taking up the baton from Claire Byrne who fronted last year’s campaign. Ray, the popular RTÉ TV and radio broadcaster, was also the ambassador for the campaign two decades ago. Since […]
Lung transplant recipient Val Kennedy, from Portarlington, Co Laois was given special recognition at an awards presentation hosted by Tullamore Golf Club on Saturday night 3rd November for increasing organ donor awareness and competing in the European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships which were held in Italy in June 2018. Around 200 people attended the […]
STATEMENT BY THE IRISH KIDNEY ASSOCIATION IN RELATION TO THE BEQUEST OF OVER €6 MILLION BY THE LATE MRS. ELIZABETH O’KELLY The Board of the Irish Kidney Association would like to express its sincerest gratitude to the late Mrs. Elizabeth O’Kelly for the largest single bequest in the 40 year history of the Association. Whilst […]
A congregation of over 2000 attended the 33rd Irish Kidney Association’s Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving at Corpus Christi Church on Saturday 6th October to honour organ donors and their families. At the ecumenical Service were courageous families of deceased organ donors and living donors and grateful transplant recipients of heart, lungs, liver, kidney, pancreas […]
Did you know you can get a digital Organ Donor card? Just download the app, enter your details and don’t forget to let your next-of-kin know your wishes! Click here for the Android app. Click here for the Apple app. Click here to request a card to be posted out to you.
A jubilant group of twelve Irish transplant recipients, ranging in age from 9 to 70+, racked up a total of 21 medals including 9 Gold, 7 Silver and 5 Bronze at the 41st British Transplant Games which were held in Birmingham over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
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A Kilkenny man who had resolved ‘to make a difference’ after reaching his milestone 50th birthday, motivated by the plight of a relative of his who has kidney failure, has decided to direct his focus towards raising organ donor awareness with the aid of his sixty three year old vintage tractor. Paul Palmer from Ballyouskill […]