Vasculitis is a family of rare diseases that can affect people of all ages. Vasculitis means inflammation of the blood vessels, arteries, veins or capillaries. When such inflammation occurs, it causes changes in the walls of blood vessels, such as weakening and narrowing that can progress to the point of blood vessel blockage.

A result of Vasculitis is that the tissues and organs supplied by affected blood vessels do not get enough blood. This can cause organ and tissue damage. The purpose of Vasculitis Ireland Awareness is to offer support and information to patients and family members where needed.

Charity number NIC 105731                                RCN 20204769                                                            HMRC Number XT34911 

Registered on Orphanet

Member of Vasculitis.EU

Up coming events:- 

Mindfulness Course

NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, BT15 2GB, Belfast

5th Feb – 11th March

Due to local fundraising, we are able to subsidise (half) the cost of this course for 5 members. (Room hire and tutor for 6 x2 hour sessions). Therefore the cost will be £60 payable in full.

Saturday 18th January 2020

NI Behcet’s support group meeting at 11am in the Linen Restaurant, Premier Inn, Lisburn.

Monday 20th January 2020

For those in the Belfast and surrounding area, Come along to Dobbies, Lisburn for a Coffee and Chat on Monday 20th January. Meet others living with Vasculitis and lets make plans for 2020. Send us a message if you intend coming so we have an idea of numbers. Looking forward to seeing you there. Julie

Friday 24th January 2020

in lobby of Sligo Southern Hotel on Friday evening 24th January,7pm-8.15. Hotel is next door to the Sligo Bus and Train station so handy for public transport. We look forward to seeing you there. Let us know if you plan to come along so we have an idea of numbers.

    Vasculitis Ireland Awareness is a non-profit organisation…

      We rely solely on volunteers and charitable donations in order for our organisation to operate, help us to help others!

VIA is a support group set up for patients of all the Vasculitis diseases, their carers and interested Healthcare Professionals in Ireland.

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In most cases, the cause of Vasculitis is unknown. A combination of factors can cause the inflammatory process to be set in motion. Vasculitis is an autoimmune disease and for reasons that are not yet understood, these diseases occur when the body mistakenly…Learn More

We hold regular meetings in Belfast and Dublin, for like minded people to come together and discuss their conditions, treatments and offer support, in a relaxed environment. Patients and all family welcome. Contact us for more information, times and locations…Learn More