Organ transplantation: your views

Transplant Survey

Published on 18 January 2018

The University needs volunteers to take part in a survey which aims to find out about our attitudes to organ transplantation.

Dr Noel Carter, Programme Leader for Biomedical Science, and Jonathan Ling, Professor of Public Health, are leading the survey, as part of a wider study they’re conducting into the Government’s consultation into a proposed opt-out organ donation system for England.

NHS Blood and Transplant welcomes ‘opt out’ consultation and urges a national conversation about organ donation to save lives. Around three people die every day in the UK in need of an organ while more than 1,000 families say no to organ donation every year. Under the proposed new system you would be a donor unless don’t want to donate.

Dr Carter’s own research at Sunderland centres on increasing the available donor pool for organ transplantation by improving the outcome of organs from donors which previously have been declined for use.

It is hoped the Sunderland survey, which will cover a broad spectrum of people, will result in publication and shared among associated organisations such as NHS Blood and Transplant.

To complete the survey, please click here: https://sunduni.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4J9a8uVObiGxjlH

 

If you have any questions please contact the research lead, Dr Noel Carter, by e-mail at noel.carter@sunderland.ac.uk.