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We look at all possible ways to inform and equip

FAQ's

Some of the main questions people ask

When was the first transplant?

A cornea was first transplanted in 1905. Blood transfusion became established in 1918 and the first successful kidney transplant was in 1954. The first heart transplant took place in 1967.

Why do we need to agree to become donors?

Because in the United Kingdom organs from a potential donor cannot be taken for transplantation without the relatives’ permission.

Can't they keep you alive with machines?

Machines can keep the blood circulating after death and this allows organs to be used for transplantation, but a patient who is brain-stem dead cannot recover.

Organ Donation

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Anyone can be a volunteer

There are Northern Ireland Kidney research Fund Groups throughout Northern Ireland all of which operate on a totally voluntary semi autonomous basis.

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Latest News/Events

All the recent news from us and upcoming events

Ballymoney, Coleraine & District Group of the Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund are presenting a Praise & Thanksgiving Service

13th September 2017

The Ballymoney, Coleraine & District Group of the Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund is presenting a Praise and Thanksgiving Service in Ballyrashane Presbyterian Church on Sunday 24th September at 7.00pm. 

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Ballymoney, Coleraine & District Group of the Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund are presenting a Praise & Thanksgiving Service

13th September 2017

The Ballymoney, Coleraine & District Group of the Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund is...

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Ballymoney, Coleraine & District Group of the Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund are presenting a Praise & Thanksgiving Service

13th September 2017

The Ballymoney, Coleraine & District Group of the Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund is...

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