Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund

The Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund (NIKRF) is the leading charity funding kidney research in Northern Ireland.

  • Raise funds for life saving research into the causes, prevention and possible cures for kidney disease.

  • Provide specialised equipment for research and advances in treatment of kidney diseases not yet available from the National Health Service.
  • Be the voice for public awareness of kidney disease and its consequences.
  • Promote Organ Donation.


1971 Founded in Waringstown by the late Walter and Josephine Kerr MBE

1974 First NIKRF Clinical Research Fellowship awarded to Dr James Douglas (our Patron)

Over 2400 kidney transplants
successfully achieved

NIKRF has funded over 100 doctors, nurses and scientists

£10 million raised to date