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#Irish Kidney Association

# irish-kidney-association - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Covid-19 impacting patients' kidneys with many ending up needing dialysis

Irish authorities were ahead of the curve and got extra kidney treatment equipment and supplies after the disease outbreak in northern Italy.

# irish-kidney-association - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Opt-out organ donation plan accused of 'misleading the public'

The plans will be debated at the Oireachtas Health Committee today.

# irish-kidney-association - Friday 5 April, 2019

'It's like winning the Lotto': Ireland's oldest living transplant recipient marks 46th year of organ donation

Christy McLoughlin was just 21 when he had a successful kidney transplant.

# irish-kidney-association - Thursday 20 September, 2018

More than 5,000 requests for organ donor cards since Orla Tinsley documentary

On a typical day, the Irish Kidney Association would receive 20 to 50 requests for organ donor cards.

# irish-kidney-association - Friday 30 March, 2018

'A life-altering experience': Three kidney donations have united these Cork grandfathers in friendship

Organ Donor Awareness Week takes place until 7 April.

# irish-kidney-association - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Michael has had three transplants and is helping other patients come to terms with kidney failure

The former Dublin hurler is also receiving treatment for skin cancer.

# irish-kidney-association - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'People have clearly been inspired': There have been 1,400 organ donor cards requested in the past fortnight

An IKA spokesperson said that this was six to seven times more than the usual amount for this period.

# irish-kidney-association - Sunday 2 April, 2017

'Helen didn’t have a peaceful death, she wanted to live so much'

Helen Taylor died while waiting for a double lung transplant in 2014.

# irish-kidney-association - Saturday 2 April, 2016

"Your organs are no use to anyone in the ground" - a donor's kindness has given this girl her life back

Laura Dolan had been suffering from a series of liver ailments for six years prior to her transplant in September 2015.

# irish-kidney-association - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Concern over 'significant decline' in kidney transplants from living donors

Almost 2,000 people in Ireland are on dialysis.

# irish-kidney-association - Friday 3 April, 2015

Alan's family decided to donate his organs after seeing a recipient on TV

Alan Sweeney McBride from Westport was involved in a road traffic accident in Sligo – his organs went on to save six others.

# irish-kidney-association - Thursday 2 April, 2015

'Me and my wife took part in a kidney swap arrangement and I would do it again'

Husband and wife Karen and Patrick Bradley travelled to Coventry

# irish-kidney-association - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

'Our little boy always wanted to be a superhero and he became one in death'

Ben Canty died aged just six years old. His organs were donated to five other people.

# irish-kidney-association - Monday 8 December, 2014

'Organ donor cards don't work anymore, we need a new approach'

The IKA wants a registry system to be introduced.

# irish-kidney-association - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Record number of organ transplants in Ireland last year

That’s despite the number of deceased donors being the same as 10 years ago.

# irish-kidney-association - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Group of Meath students come up with plan to save lives

The students will have their project implemented during organ donation week.

# irish-kidney-association - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Meet the people beginning a new life in 2014 thanks to organ transplants

2013 was a record year for organ transplants in Ireland – here are the stories of two people who have a new lease of life in 2014 thanks to the generosity of others.

# irish-kidney-association - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Govt doing "bare minimum" to fix organ donation rates, says CEO

The head of the Irish Kidney Assocation says James Reilly “hasn’t been good enough” on organ donation.

# irish-kidney-association - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Waterford minors to promote organ donation in All-Ireland Final

The Deise players will all be displaying the Organ Donor E-card with one of their selectors himself a living kidney donor.

# irish-kidney-association - Thursday 15 August, 2013

"Legislature should not be excluded from transplant debate" - Micheál Martin

Micheál Martin accused the Government of trying to “dominate who debates what” in the Oireachtas.

# irish-kidney-association - Friday 9 August, 2013

The Seanad is coming back on 20 August to debate transplant legislation

Minister for Health James Reilly had best not book any holidays…

# irish-kidney-association - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Irish Kidney Association calls Government organ donation plans 'a waste of time'

Earlier this week Health Minister James Reilly began a consultation process to decide on whether organ donation should be made an ‘opt-out’ system.

# irish-kidney-association - Monday 22 July, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland introduce an 'opt-out' service for organ donation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland introduce an 'opt-out' service for organ donation?

A new system is being consider where it will be assumed that everyone has given their consent to donate their organs after death.

# irish-kidney-association - Saturday 30 March, 2013

Poll: Do you plan to donate your organs after death? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to donate your organs after death?

“Wide swings” in donation activity have been observed in Ireland, so we’d like to ask: do you plan to donate your organs after you pass away?

Organ Donor Awareness Week hopes to reverse drop in donations

The awareness campaign, which kicks off today, follows a year in which organ donations dropped by 17 per cent.

# irish-kidney-association - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland move to an 'opt out' system for organ donation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland move to an 'opt out' system for organ donation?

Organ donations fell by 17 per cent last year, amid continuing calls for a change to Ireland’s management of it.

Organ donation fell 17 per cent last year - IKA

The Chief Executive of the IKA said no other European country experienced Ireland’s “wide swings” in donor activity – and that Ireland required infrastructure and funding to stabilise donation behaviour.

# irish-kidney-association - Monday 25 March, 2013

Irish Kidney Association calls for increased infrastructure for organ donation

The IKA said the proposed name change for the consent form will not necessarily increase our currant rate of donation.

# irish-kidney-association - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

From The42 Joe Brolly: 'I would donate a kidney again tomorrow if I could' Appeal

Joe Brolly: 'I would donate a kidney again tomorrow if I could'

The Derry star is recovering from a failed kidney donation and believes more Irish people need to volunteer as donors.

# irish-kidney-association - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Facebook organ donor registration could be extended to Irish users

The Irish Kidney Association said that such a move would have “huge appeal” in spreading awareness of organ donation.

# irish-kidney-association - Monday 26 March, 2012

Calls for organ donor registry in Ireland

At the launch of Organ Donor Awareness Week 2012, the Health Minister said 2011 was a record year for organ donation in Ireland.

Carry an organ donor card... in your smartphone Ecard This post contains a poll

Carry an organ donor card... in your smartphone

As Organ Donor Awareness Week is launched, iPhone and Android users alerted to ECard option…

# irish-kidney-association - Monday 28 March, 2011

Minister for Health to propose new 'opt-out' system for organ donation

New proposals being drafted would that mean a person’s organs would automatically be donated unless they specifically requested to opt out of the system.