Northern Ireland Kidney Patient Association
Northern Ireland Kidney Patients’ Association is a charitable voluntary organisation, dedicated to the support of Northern Ireland’s kidney patients, their families and carers.
‘Northern Ireland Kidney Patients’ Association (NIKPA) provides Support and a Voice for anyone impacted by Kidney issues’ and Promotes organ donation.
We are run by dialysis patients and kidney transplanted patients, their families and friends and are entirely voluntary with all funds raised staying in Northern Ireland to benefit the Renal Patients of Northern Ireland.
The Northern Ireland Kidney Patients’ Association (NIKPA) provides SUPPORT, PROMOTION and a VOICE for kidney dialysis patients and kidney transplanted patients and their families. We are run by dialysis patients and kidney transplanted patients, their families and friends and is entirely voluntary with all funds raised staying in Northern Ireland to benefit the Renal Patients of Northern Ireland.
A special Golden Version of the NIKPA NEW LIFE BUTTERFLY BADGE complete with presentation box and thank you card are presented to the Live Kidney Donors two weeks after their transplant to mark the date they gave the GIFT OF LIFE to a Loved One or a complete stranger
NIKPA members either organise or participate in events to promote and fundraise for NIKPA. Events like NIKPAs Big Day Out, Annual Children’s Christmas Pantomime & Christmas Donations to Dialysis Units.
At NIKPA we believe the motto “DIALYSIS TO LIVE, DO NOT LIVE TO DIALYSIS”
We believe you can still have a fulfilling life on dialysis or while waiting for a transplant
The creation and development of the NEW LIFE GARDENS at which Donor Families can Remember Loved ones, Transplant recipients give Thanks to their Donor and Donor Family and those waiting for a transplant can gain hope
NIKPA members either organise or participate in Annual Events for Renal Patients and their families. Events like NIKPAs Big Day Out, Annual Children’s Christmas Pantomime & Christmas Donations to Dialysis Units.
Our aim is to inspire millions of family conversations and registrations for organ and tissue donation, by putting children and young people at the heart of our message in 2021.
Families are always involved before organ donation goes ahead, so we encourage everyone in the family, whatever your age, to have a conversation about organ donation, so that when the time comes your family are certain about what you want. That conversation could be the most powerful thing you ever do to help save lives
The idea of developing a commemorative Organ Donation Garden originated from a Play “G.O.D. GIFT OF DONATION” written by William whilst on dialysis in 2009.
In the Play a member of a donor family, a recently transplanted patient and a patient on dialysis all accidentally meet in an imaginary New Life Garden and they all discuss and end up celebrating the merits of Organ Donation.
William, Geraldine and John wanted to make such a Garden a reality in which donor families could remember their loved ones who gave the Gift of Life: transplant recipients could give thanks to their donor and donor families and those waiting for a transplant could visit to gain strength in the knowledge that there superheroes willing to give the Gift of Life.
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