Northern Ireland Organ Donation Services Team

The Northern Ireland Organ Donation Services Team provide services to a population of 1.8 million. The team provides a service for all 5 NHS trusts within Northern Ireland. 

Team structure

Regional Clinical Lead: Dr Dominic Trainor

Regional Head of Nursing: Sue Duncalf

Lead Nurses: Edel Livingstone, Nisa Francis

Specialist Nurses: 16

Professional Development Specialist: Tracey Price

Administration Team:
Judith Alexander - Office Manager

Contact Number: 0300 1231208

Organ Donor Referral Line: 03000 20 30 40


The reports below provide a summary of data relating to potential and actual organ donors as recorded by NHS Blood and Transplant via the Potential Donor Audit (PDA), the accompanying Referral Record and the UK Transplant Registry.

The reports cover the time period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.


Executive summaries for each trust:

Archived reports

As part of the PDA, patients aged over 80 years of age and those who did not die on a critical care unit or an emergency department are not audited nationally and are therefore excluded from the majority of this report. In addition, some information from this time period may be outstanding due to late reporting and difficulties obtaining patient notes. Donations not captured by the PDA will still be included in the data supplied from the accompanying Referral Record or from the UK Transplant Registry, as appropriate.

Some percentages in these reports were calculated using small numbers and should therefore be interpreted with caution.

The table containing Gold/Silver/Bronze/Amber/Red shading provides a comparison with UK targets. The targets specific to each of the nine key metrics are displayed on and above the funnel plots throughout Section 3 of the Northern Ireland Team Detailed Full Report. Definitions and data, table and figure descriptions can also be found in the detailed full report.

Please refer to the contact details above if you have any queries or requests for further information.