Event to look at the importance of organ donation

Event to look at the importance of organ donation

The latest in the popular Café Med series, organised by the University of Aberdeen, will take place next week (Monday, October 26).

The talk, entitled ‘Changing Perspective is Organ donation – a plan for the future’, will look at why organ donors are so vital, and the changes within working practice and the new organ donor register.

The speakers at the event will be Dr Iain MacLeod, Clinical Lead Organ Donation, Carolyn Redi, Claire McNab and Claire Coutts Morphy, who are all specialist nurses in organ donation.

The event wil take place at the Suttie Centre at Foresterhill from 6pm to 7.30pm.

Dr Iain Macleod said: "The session will cover the need for organ donation and where it fits into the current NHS.

“We will look at recent initiatives to improve donation rates and therefore the number of patients receiving transplants.

“The future of organ donation will be discussed, covering legislation, societal views and technological advances.

“Finally we will explore some of the ethical challenges relating to new sources of potential organs."

The University of Aberdeen’s Cafe MED Lecture series is organised by the University of Aberdeen’s Public Engagement with Research Unit takes place monthly from September to November in the Lecture theatre in the Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning in Healthcare, at the University’s Foresterhill Health Campus. Events commence at 6pm on Mondays. No booking is required for this series and admission is free.