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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

NIKRF AGM Posponed

NIKRF AGM Posponed

14th September 2020

Unfortunately the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland continues to rise each day.  As a result  the NI Executive have tightened restrictions on the numbers of people gathering both indoors and outdoors in the Belfast City Council area  As a result of this it has been decided to postpone until further notice the forthcoming A G M of NIKRF due to be held on Wednesday 23 September in the Belfast City Hospital.

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NIKRF AGM Posponed

NIKRF AGM Posponed

14th September 2020

Unfortunately the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland continues to rise each day.  As a result  the NI Executive have tightened restrictions on the numbers of people gathering both indoors and outdoors in the Belfast City Council area  As a result of this it has been decided to postpone until further notice the forthcoming A G M of NIKRF due to be held on Wednesday 23 September in the Belfast City Hospital.

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NIKRF AGM Posponed

14th September 2020

Unfortunately the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland continues...

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NIKRF AGM Posponed

14th September 2020

Unfortunately the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland continues...

Read More >