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The horrible history (and the bright future) of organ preservation

7:00pm-7:45pm on Thursday 1 April

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Organ transplantation is one of the major success stories of modern medicine, transforming the lives of transplant patients and their families. Behind that success, advances in organ preservation techniques have played a pivotal role. Join surgeons Professor Mike Nicholson and Mr Paul Gibbs for a whistle-stop tour of the history of organ transplantation and preservation. They’ll start way back in the 1800s, with some of the earliest attempts to preserve organs, and journey right up to today to explain some of the latest research. This medical research is crucial as we try and close the gap between the number of people waiting for a transplant and the number of organs available. Professor Nicholson is Director of the NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit (BTRU) in Organ Donation and Transplantation which funds this research.

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Age: Adults, Young Adults 12 – 18
Timing: Live Stream
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 100 (Zoom limit)
Theme: Health
Image copyright: Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash

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