On this page you can find information about forthcoming events that you may be interested in.
The Challenges of Directed Altruistic Living Kidney Donation
Saturday 6 March, 10am via Zoom
Free, but please register in advance
Directed Altruistic Donation is when someone steps forward to donate a kidney to a specific person with whom they have no prior emotional relationship. This may happen through responding to an appeal in the media or on social media, for example.
In this webinar we hear from transplant surgeon Frank Dor about some of the ethical challenges this type of donation has brought for the professional transplant community and possible donors, as well as some of the potential pitfalls those thinking of appealing for a donor might like to consider.
We also hear from Sandie Shokar, who helped run a successful social media campaign for a living kidney donor ‘Hope for Anaya’ about some of the challenges they encountered and lessons they learnt along the journey.
In addition, we’ll hear from Lisa Burnapp of NHS Blood and Transplant who will offer some brief guidance as to how best to proceed if this is something you are considering.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Questions may be submitted in advance of the event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org We may not be able to respond to all questions.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The UK Kidney Sharing Schemes
Thursday 22 April, 6.30pm via Zoom
Free but please register in advance
An introduction to and the evolution of the UK Living Kidney Sharing Scheme, including activity, exchange types, opportunities and challenges. Also included is a brief summary of the 2019 UK Deceased Kidney Sharing Scheme and the interaction between the two schemes.
Presented by Lisa Mumford. Lisa is the Head of Organ Donation and Transplantation Studies within the NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Statistics and Clinical Studies Department. She joined NHSBT in 2004 and has primarily specialised in the areas of pancreas and kidney transplantation. Lisa is on the NHSBT ODT Senior Management Team and a number of NHSBT’s Advisory Groups. Lisa has a BSc in Mathematical Sciences and an MSc in Statistics and Management Science.