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Give a Kidney is a registered charity. It was set up in 2011 by a group of people committed to promoting altruistic or non-directed living kidney donation. The founding members include 10 people who each gave a kidney to a stranger under the NHS non-directed living kidney donor scheme.

To view the minutes of our March 2017 AGM please click here: AGM minutes 2017

To view our 2016 accounts please click this link: Give a Kidney One’s Enough 2016 accounts

 

 

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee manages the day to day running of the charity. It consists of all the charity’s trustees as well as several health professionals and others with an interest in non-directed kidney donation. It has one adviser from NHS Blood and Transplant, Lisa Burnapp. It is supported by two part-time staff, Suzanna Den Dulk (Administrator) and Jan Shorrock (Executive Officer).

Several members of the steering committee have themselves donated a kidney. Please see below for details of our Steering Committee and Trustees. We are also lucky to have a number of Patrons and Sporting Patrons who support Give a Kidney.

 


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Chairman and Trustee: Bob Wiggins

Bob is an independent corporate and public sector turnaround professional helping organisations to implement radical and fast paced change to ensure their continued viability.  Bob is a past visiting lecturer in business strategy at the University of Westminster and is a Director of The Institute for Turnaround. Bob donated a kidney in 2013 after some […]



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Steering Committee & Trustee: Paul Gibbs, MBBS, FRCS(Eng), MD:

Paul Gibbs qualified at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1992. He did his higher surgical training in South West England, 1997 to 2004, which included an MD in renal transplant immunology. He worked in renal transplant units in Cardiff, Oxford and Portsmouth before being appointed as a vascular and renal transplant surgeon in […]



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Steering Committee & Trustee: Paul van den Bosch, MRCGP

Paul van den Bosch is a GP. He qualified from Charing Cross Hospital in 1978 and has worked both in the UK and overseas in Zambia and the Solomon Islands. Since 2002 he has worked at a small practice in Pirbright near Guildford and for the local addiction service. He donated a kidney in 2008, […]



Steering Committee & Trustee: Sarah Stacey, RN Part 12, Diploma in Nursing, BSc (Hons)

Sarah Stacey has been the live donor transplant co-ordinator at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, since January 2003. She is a registered renal nurse with 17 years’ experience. She has had experience with many altruistic live donors and was heavily involved with the publicity for the UK’s second altruistic and paired donation in December 2007. This resulted in […]



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Steering Committee Adviser: Lisa Burnapp, RN, MA

Lisa Burnapp has been in renal nursing since she qualified in 1985 and was appointed as a consultant nurse in living donor kidney transplantation at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust after completing her MA in medical law and ethics in 2002. She has been involved with the living donor programme at Guy’s and […]



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Steering Committee and Trustee: Chris Burns-Cox, MD, FRCP

Chris Burns-Cox, a consultant physician, became an altruistic kidney donor in 2010, aged 72. He had read Andrew Carnegie’s essay on wealth, which ends, “A man who dies thus rich dies disgraced”. Being rich in kidneys, he decided to give one away. He is now keen to spread the good news that altruistic living kidney […]



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Steering Committee and Trustee: Gill Owens

Gill Owens is a chartered psychologist working in Teesside University Business School. She had over 25 years business experience across a number of industries before moving into academia. Gill altruistically donated a kidney in 2015 and would do it again ‘in a heartbeat’ if possible. She feels passionately about the gift of organ donation and is pleased to […]



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Steering Committee and Trustee: John Fletcher

John Fletcher is a vet, author and a deer farmer living in Scotland. He gave a kidney to a stranger in 2009 as he wanted to make a charitable gesture and had no available funds. The sense of pride and well-being he has experienced since then has encouraged him to believe that if everyone was […]



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Steering Committee: Adnan Sharif, MBChB, MRCP, MD

Adnan Sharif qualified from the University of Edinburgh Medical School in 2002. He completed his medical training in Edinburgh and Cardiff, before undertaking an MD in the field of Renal Transplantation in Cardiff. He completed his Nephrology specialist registrar training in the West Midlands and was appointed Consultant Nephrologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in […]



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Steering Committee: David Lee

David Lee is a management consultant at CH2M HILL, an multi-disciplinary engineering firm. His daily job includes building economic case for schemes, advising government on infrastructures, and project control. He joined the steering committee in 2014 and he is keen to improve the operation of Give a Kidney and increase public awareness of non-direct living […]


Give a Kidney – One’s Enough is a registered charity in England and Wales (1143576) and in Scotland (SC045767).

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