First of its kind organ donation course launched for healthcare professionals
News & events | 6 Aug 2018 | Tags: medical education organ donation organ donor transplant tree of life
A new online course to educate healthcare professionals about organ donation has been co-created by Professor Hannah Cock following her experience of her son, Alfie, being an organ donor in 2016 aged nine.
NHS BT staff battle through snow to save St George’s leukaemia patient
News & events | 9 Mar 2018 | Tags: blood Leukaemia NHS BT Stem Cell transplant
A leukaemia patient at St George’s received a lifesaving stem cell transplant last week after selfless staff at NHS Blood and Transplant (BT) battled through the snow to deliver the cells in time. Biomedical Scientists at NHS BT, Geoff White and Sue Bartlett, drove three-hours from their base in Southampton …
Parents filled with ‘comfort and pride’ raise awareness for children’s organ donation
News & events | 29 Nov 2017 | Tags: donor organ donation transplant tree of life
Professor Hannah Cock, Consultant Neurologist at St George’s, and husband Martin Scott said that being able to donate Alfie’s organs brought them ‘great comfort and pride’.
St George’s supports appeal for families to have a lifesaving talk during Organ Donation Week
News & events | 4 Sep 2017 | Tags: Awareness Campaign donate donor Organ Donation Week transplant tree of life
This week is Organ Donation Week (4-10 September) and we will be raising awareness at St George’s with a number of events and encouraging conversations about organ donation.
St George’s bucks the national trend
News & events | 20 Jul 2015 | Tags: conset donation national average NHS Blood and Transplant transplant
The number of nationally donated organs has fallen for the first time in 11 years. St George’s goes against this trend reporting the highest number of organ donors in the country last year and a consent rate of 77%…
St George’s is the leading trust for organ donation in the UK
News & events | 13 May 2015 | Tags: donors NSH Blood and Transplant organ donation transplant tree of life trust visit
Ian Trenholm, chief executive for NHS Blood and Transplant paid St George’s a visit last month. He was here to meet our organ donation team and congratulate them on another successful year.
A great year for the transplant centre
News & events | 22 Oct 2014 | Tags: acheivement dialysis kidney record number transplant
Last year the St George’s transplant centre carried out a record 145 transplants. This is a tremendous achievement for the team and the trust, helping to improve and save many lives. Alongside these positive results a national report collated and published by NHS Blood and Transplant service last week has …
Bone marrow study day at St George’s
News & events | 9 Sep 2014 | Tags: Bone Marrow Transplant patient experience Sharing Experience Stem Cell Study Day transplant
Tuesday 2nd September was the bone marrow study day at St George’s healthcare NHS Trust. With over 80 delegates attending, the afternoon session brought together a mixture of professionals from the haematology and surrounding teams with an aim to improve their knowledge of the bone marrow transplant process. Dr Mickey …
New transplant technique will benefit local kidney patients
News & events | 30 Nov 2009 | Tags: Nicos Kessaris Steve Purcell technique transplant
Local kidney patients are being given new hope from a pioneering transplant technique, which allows surgeons to transplant a kidney from donor to recipient even if their blood types do not match. This new technique, which was performed by the transplant team at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust …