A tribute to Donal O'Donoghue from Kirit Modi, honorary president of NKF.

The NKF are very saddened to hear of Donal's passing due to Covid-19. Donal was a good friend of the NKF and he was a great champion of the voice of kidney patients and we will miss his encouragement and support. His role as the first National Clinical Director of Kidney Care at the Department of Health between 2007 and 2013 was greatly influential in improving kidney services.

It was a privilege to meet with him regularly to discuss how the NKF can influence policy at a national level. He was a very good listener and we valued his advice greatly. We were delighted when Donal agreed to open our new offices in Worksop in 2008.

Our thoughts and sympathies go to his family and friends.