Transplantation

Organ Donation

The Oxford Transplant Centre has been responsible for the surgical removal of donated kidneys (retrieval) in our region for over 40 years. Since April 2010 with the introduction of the National Organ Retrieval Service, we have become one of the seven nationally designated abdominal retrieval teams in partnership with the Royal Free Hospital. The Oxford Retrieval Team provides a consultant led surgical service capable of covering a wide area of the United Kingdom.

Our team retrieves all abdominal organs from deceased donors including liver, pancreas, kidney, bowel and abdominal wall for transplantation. These organs will be destined for recipients not only in Oxford but in transplant units across the United Kingdom.

The retrieval team is a dedicated team of highly skilled professionals including surgeons, theatre nurses and medical technical officers. The Oxford Retrieval Team is one of the few teams in the United Kingdom to always send a consultant surgeon in an effort to maximise organ integrity and quality as well as to provide the best training environment for junior surgeons.

The Retrieval Team is able to mobilise within one hour from call to departure in order  to facilitate the process of donation for donor families and donor hospitals and to reduce delays and distress. We have consistently achieved excellent response times and the team’s performance is audited regularly with good results.

Isabel Quiroga

 

The Transplant Process

Whatever transplant you are going to have at The Oxford Transplant Centre there are certain steps that need to be followed.

  1. You will need to be referred to us via your own local consultant. They will write a referral letter explaining the reason that they wish you to be seen.
  2. You will then be invited to Oxford to meet with the relevant transplant team. This will usually include a consultant and the relevant transplant co-ordinator.
  3. You may then be asked to undergo a series of tests to ascertain the viability of a transplant. Please note that this will not be necessary in all cases.
  4. Please note that it is your responsibility to advise us of any changes to address or your whereabouts (for example if you go on holiday) as this may require you to be suspended from the list for that time.

Further information can be obtained from your transplant coordinator as the process gets underway.

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Organ Donation

The Oxford Transplant Centre has been responsible for the surgical removal of donated kidneys (retrieval) in our region for over 40 years. Since April 2010 with the introduction of the National Organ Retrieval Service, we have become one of the seven nationally designated abdominal retrieval teams in partnership with the Royal Free Hospital. The Oxford Retrieval Team provides a consultant led surgical service capable of covering a wide area of the United Kingdom.

Our team retrieves all abdominal organs from deceased donors including liver, pancreas, kidney, bowel and abdominal wall for transplantation. These organs will be destined for recipients not only in Oxford but in transplant units across the United Kingdom.

The retrieval team is a dedicated team of highly skilled professionals including surgeons, theatre nurses and medical technical officers. The Oxford Retrieval Team is one of the few teams in the United Kingdom to always send a consultant surgeon in an effort to maximise organ integrity and quality as well as to provide the best training environment for junior surgeons.

The Retrieval Team is able to mobilise within one hour from call to departure in order  to facilitate the process of donation for donor families and donor hospitals and to reduce delays and distress. We have consistently achieved excellent response times and the team’s performance is audited regularly with good results.

Isabel Quiroga

 

The Transplant Process

Whatever transplant you are going to have at The Oxford Transplant Centre there are certain steps that need to be followed.

  1. You will need to be referred to us via your own local consultant. They will write a referral letter explaining the reason that they wish you to be seen.
  2. You will then be invited to Oxford to meet with the relevant transplant team. This will usually include a consultant and the relevant transplant co-ordinator.
  3. You may then be asked to undergo a series of tests to ascertain the viability of a transplant. Please note that this will not be necessary in all cases.
  4. Please note that it is your responsibility to advise us of any changes to address or your whereabouts (for example if you go on holiday) as this may require you to be suspended from the list for that time.

Further information can be obtained from your transplant coordinator as the process gets underway.

We need everyone's help. Turn good intentions into action and sign up today by visiting the
Raising funds for the sole benefit of the Oxford Transplant Centre....
We need everyone's help. Turn good intentions into action and sign up today by visiting the