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#Irish Kidney Association

# irish-kidney-association - Saturday 30 April, 2022

'People are thinking of her every day': How organ donation was a 'huge solace' for one Mayo family
# Lifesaver
# Lifesaver

'People are thinking of her every day': How organ donation was a 'huge solace' for one Mayo family

Apr 30th 2022, 6:30 AM 17,086 Views 3 Comments

The Irish Kidney Association is encouraging people to have conversations with family if they want to be a donor.

# irish-kidney-association - Monday 22 November, 2021

Irish Kidney Association calls for clarity after transplant postponed over ICU capacity issues
# Delayed Transplant
# Delayed Transplant

Irish Kidney Association calls for clarity after transplant postponed over ICU capacity issues

Nov 22nd 2021, 6:37 PM 14,619 Views 10 Comments

The association said it hopes this was an isolated incident

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

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

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

May 3rd 2020, 6:45 AM 32,206 Views 29 Comments

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'
# Differing Views
# Differing Views

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

Oct 16th 2019, 9:21 AM 16,586 Views 92 Comments

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
# Kidney Donor
# Kidney Donor

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

Apr 5th 2019, 10:32 PM 27,597 Views 9 Comments

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
# Warrior
# Warrior

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

Sep 20th 2018, 8:50 PM 17,425 Views 13 Comments

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 Donations
# Organ Donations

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

Mar 30th 2018, 12:02 PM 9,355 Views 4 Comments

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
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

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

Jan 13th 2018, 6:30 PM 16,440 Views 8 Comments

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
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

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

Jan 7th 2018, 4:00 PM 13,014 Views 30 Comments

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'
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

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

Apr 2nd 2017, 7:00 PM 36,714 Views 13 Comments

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
# Lifesaving
# Lifesaving

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

Apr 2nd 2016, 7:45 AM 28,738 Views 34 Comments

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
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

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

Jan 3rd 2016, 5:17 PM 15,075 Views 244 Comments

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
# Organ Donor Week
# Organ Donor Week

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

Apr 3rd 2015, 6:03 AM 22,391 Views 12 Comments

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'
# Organ Donor Week
# Organ Donor Week

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

Apr 2nd 2015, 12:45 PM 20,090 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Little Hero
# Little Hero

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

Apr 1st 2015, 6:03 AM 30,100 Views 17 Comments

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'
# Irish Kidney Association
# Irish Kidney Association

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

Dec 8th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,752 Views 59 Comments

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
# Awareness
# Awareness

Record number of organ transplants in Ireland last year

Mar 26th 2014, 2:04 PM 5,477 Views 11 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

Group of Meath students come up with plan to save lives

Mar 22nd 2014, 9:00 AM 10,584 Views 5 Comments

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
# Gift Of Life
# Gift Of Life

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

Jan 2nd 2014, 8:15 PM 19,896 Views 19 Comments

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
# Transplants
# Transplants

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

Nov 16th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,586 Views 56 Comments

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
# Organ Donor E-card
# Organ Donor E-card

Waterford minors to promote organ donation in All-Ireland Final

Sep 7th 2013, 5:10 PM 7,575 Views 10 Comments

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
# Total Recall
# Total Recall

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

Aug 15th 2013, 10:20 AM 3,578 Views 40 Comments

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
# Seanad Recall
# Seanad Recall

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

Aug 9th 2013, 11:51 AM 3,671 Views 13 Comments

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'
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

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

Jul 24th 2013, 12:00 PM 6,817 Views 26 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jul 22nd 2013, 9:48 AM 12,138 Views 194 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Mar 30th 2013, 12:40 PM 9,901 Views 130 Comments

“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
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

Organ Donor Awareness Week hopes to reverse drop in donations

Mar 30th 2013, 8:00 AM 3,567 Views 13 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Mar 26th 2013, 12:05 PM 12,540 Views 154 Comments

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
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

Organ donation fell 17 per cent last year - IKA

Mar 26th 2013, 9:53 AM 2,857 Views 13 Comments

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
# Organ Donors
# Organ Donors

Irish Kidney Association calls for increased infrastructure for organ donation

Mar 25th 2013, 6:59 PM 4,292 Views 37 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 13th 2012, 2:40 PM 5,515 Views 14 Comments

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
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

Facebook organ donor registration could be extended to Irish users

May 2nd 2012, 7:00 AM 2,010 Views 20 Comments

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
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

Calls for organ donor registry in Ireland

Mar 26th 2012, 9:26 PM 3,849 Views 13 Comments

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
# Ecard

Carry an organ donor card... in your smartphone

Mar 26th 2012, 7:15 AM 9,865 Views 30 Comments

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
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

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

Mar 28th 2011, 4:31 PM 1,768 Views 0 Comments

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.