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Celebrating 21 years of kidney transplants in CHI at Temple Street

This week, Children’s Health Ireland is celebrating 21 years of kidney transplants at the National Renal Transplant Unit in CHI at Temple Street.

June 14, 2024

The National Renal Transplant Unit conducts kidney transplants on children under 16 years of age from all over the country. Our team takes care of children who have long-term kidney problems, as well as those who need immediate treatment. In the last 20 years, the team has carried out 159 kidney transplants.

This Saturday, 15th June, The Nephrology and Transplant Team at CHI at Temple Street will mark 21 years of the paediatric renal transplantation programme at the upcoming Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Nephrology Society.

The team will showcase 21 years of the paediatric transplant programme with contributions from medical staff, patients, family and friends. Three participants will share their personal experiences at the event, including Brian O’ Driscoll.

Patients and families are invited to attend the event online on Saturday, 15th June at 11am via this link: Zoom Link.

World Kidney Cancer Day – Thursday, 20th June

Next Thursday, 20th June, also marks World Kidney Cancer Day. This year the theme is 'listening' and highlights the benefits of shared decision making.

““World kidney cancer day serves as a crucial reminder of the impact of kidney cancer on children's health. It's a day of advocacy, education and support for children and their families. Our national Nephrology service strives for improved treatments and successful outcomes. We are dedicated to enhancing early detection and work collaboratively with our Oncology colleagues in advancing research.”
Prof Atif Awan, Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist at CHI at Temple Street.

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