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Give a Kidney: Ask the Experts – Living Donation
Saturday 29 January 2022, 10:00 am online Zoom event
Free but please register here:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K8o61uqFTH-T2QjBgVujyA
Have you got some burning questions that you’d love to get answered by some of the leading figures in transplantation and living donation? Or maybe you’d just like to hear from someone who has already donated a kidney?
This is an opportunity for anyone considering living kidney donation, those going through the process or those who have been through the process, whether donating to someone you know, or anonymously to the waiting list, to have your questions answered by our team of experts.
If you might need a transplant and are considering living donation, the panel will also be able to answer any questions you may have (although, for obvious reasons will not be able to give specific clinical advice for individual cases).
We know that the process of thinking about donation can be very daunting, and many people have lots of questions and concerns before, during and even after the process. We hope this event will be an opportunity to ask them in an informal and friendly setting. You can choose to remain anonymous should you wish to, and there’s no pressure to ask, if you just want to come along to hear the answers to other people’s questions. You can also submit your questions in advance to email@example.com.
Our wonderful panel includes:
Dr Adnan Sharif
Consultant Transplant Nephrologist (kidney specialist), Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Adnan 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 Birmingham, with a special interest in Renal Transplantation, in 2011. His training included a period of study at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, United States, which has expertise in altruistic donor chain transplantation. He is also a member of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) and the National BAME Transplantation Alliance (NBTA), an umbrella group with the remit to boost organ donation among minority ethnic groups in the United Kingdom.
Associate Director (Living Donation and Transplantation), NHS Blood and Transplant
Lisa 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 St Thomas’ Hospitals since 1995 and has retained a clinical attachment to the programme after her appointment in August 2010 to NHS Blood and Transplant as lead nurse for living donation within the Directorate of Organ Donation and Transplantation. She is now the Associate Director – Living Donation and Transplantation at NHSBT and is currently President of the British Transplant Society.
Dr Paul van den Bosch
GP and Non-Directed Living Kidney Donor
Paul 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, which he says was very straightforward, “despite my grumbles about the assessment process to Lisa [Burnapp], who was my excellent and long suffering transplant co-ordinator.” Since then he has been looking at ways to encourage people to donate, so he was very pleased to join Give a Kidney at its inception.
Mr Frank Dor
Head of transplantation, consultant transplant and general surgeon @Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Frank attended medical school in Antwerp, Belgium and Rotterdam, Netherlands. He qualified from Erasmus MC University cum laude. He completed his PhD (cum laude) at Harvard Medical School and Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Mr Dor undertook his general surgery and transplant surgery training at Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands.
PREVIOUS EVENT RECORDINGS
Give a Kidney: Making a Match: The Science of Transplantation, recorded Nov 2021, with Deborah Pritchard, Laboratory Services Manager, Welsh Transplantation Laboratory CLICK HERE to watch on YouTube.
The UK Kidney Sharing Schemes, recorded 22 April, 2021, with Lisa Mumford of NHS Blood and Transplant. CLICK HERE to watch on YouTube
The Ethical Challenges of Directed Altruistic Donation, recorded March 2021, with Consultant Transplant Surgeon Frank Dor. CLICK HERE to watch on You Tube.
What the Research Tells Us: Barriers and Outcomes of Living Kidney Donation and Mental Health After Donation. recorded November 2020, with Dr Emma Massey and Dr Hannah Maple. CLICK HERE to watch on You Tube.