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UK Awards for Excellence in Organ Donation and Transplantation

The first UK awards recognising excellence in organ donation and transplantation were presented at the British Transplantation Society and NHSBT Organ Donation and Transplantation joint congress on Wednesday 6th March 2019.

An incredible 185 nominations were received, from which the judging panel determined the winners and highly commended individuals/teams across eight categories:

Exceptional Volunteer
Jay and Sina Patel

Exceptional Organ Donation Services Team
North West Organ Donation Services Team, NHS Blood and Transplant

Exceptional Clinical Lead for Organ Donation
Dr Paul Glover, former Regional Clinical Lead for Organ Donation in Northern Ireland

Excellence in Organ Retrieval
Royal Papworth Hospital 

Excellence in Transplantation Performance
Dr Aisling Courtney and the living kidney donor team at Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Excellence in Delivering Patient Care
Melinda Poh Chuo Yii, sister-in-charge of liver transplant theatre at King’s College Hospital

Excellence in Innovation or Research
Gavin Pettigrew at the University of Cambridge

Excellence in Education
Olive McGowan and her team at NHS Blood and Transplant


Thank you to everyone who made a nomination and many congratulations to all the nominees, in particular the winners. 

Read about the winners in more detail

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