12 episodes

Welcome to the Transplant Links podcast, where in each episode we invite volunteer medical members of the TLC transplant team and our partner healthcare colleagues from Africa and the Caribbean to discuss the various challenges, and clinical issues, involved in establishing a living donor kidney transplant program. TLC (Transplant Links Community) is a British charity which was set up in 2007 to share surgical and medical skills worldwide so that transplantation can become an option for patients suffering with kidney failure. TLC is made up of a team of over 50 volunteer NHS transplant surgeons, nephrologists, nurses and theatre staff who give up their annual leave to travel to countries in Africa and the Caribbean to carry out live donor kidney transplants (where a healthy relative can donate one of their kidneys) and transfer these vital skills to local clinicians so that eventually their local programmes will be sustainable. With 10 years under our belt of working all over the world we share our experiences and knowledge of what is involved in setting up a living donor kidney transplant programme from scratch, and the challenges encountered along the way. Special thanks to our interviewer science journalist Quentin Cooper, The James Tudor Foundation for sponsoring the production costs of this podcast and to the Creative Media team in Birmingham.

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Welcome to the Transplant Links podcast, where in each episode we invite volunteer medical members of the TLC transplant team and our partner healthcare colleagues from Africa and the Caribbean to discuss the various challenges, and clinical issues, involved in establishing a living donor kidney transplant program. TLC (Transplant Links Community) is a British charity which was set up in 2007 to share surgical and medical skills worldwide so that transplantation can become an option for patients suffering with kidney failure. TLC is made up of a team of over 50 volunteer NHS transplant surgeons, nephrologists, nurses and theatre staff who give up their annual leave to travel to countries in Africa and the Caribbean to carry out live donor kidney transplants (where a healthy relative can donate one of their kidneys) and transfer these vital skills to local clinicians so that eventually their local programmes will be sustainable. With 10 years under our belt of working all over the world we share our experiences and knowledge of what is involved in setting up a living donor kidney transplant programme from scratch, and the challenges encountered along the way. Special thanks to our interviewer science journalist Quentin Cooper, The James Tudor Foundation for sponsoring the production costs of this podcast and to the Creative Media team in Birmingham.

    Ethics of Living Donor Transplantation

    Ethics of Living Donor Transplantation

    Ethics of Living Donor Transplantation Interviewer: Quentin Cooper Interviewees: Mr Andrew Ready, Trustee and Lead Surgeon of TLC, Dr Shazia Shabir, Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospitals Birmingham and TLC volunteer, and Dr Dwomoa Adu, Consultant Nephrologist at Korle Bu Hospital,

    • 37 min
    Long Term Care of the Recipient After Transplantation

    Long Term Care of the Recipient After Transplantation

    Long Term Care of the Recipient After Transplantation Interviewer: Quentin Cooper Interviewees: Dr Lukas Foggensteiner, Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospitals Birmingham and TLC volunteer Welcome to this TLC podcast in which science journalist, writer and TLC Patron Quentin Cooper is

    • 16 min
    Care of the Recipient in the First Six Months After Transplantation

    Care of the Recipient in the First Six Months After Transplantation

    Care of the Recipient in the First Six Months After Transplantation Interviewer: Quentin Cooper Interviewees: Dr Shazia Shabir, Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospitals Birmingham and TLC volunteer. Welcome to this TLC podcast in which science journalist, writer and TLC Patron

    • 25 min
    Nursing Care of the Recipient Immediately After the Transplant Operation

    Nursing Care of the Recipient Immediately After the Transplant Operation

    Nursing Care of the Recipient Immediately After the Transplant Operation Interviewer: Quentin Cooper Interviewees: Paulette Williams-Jones, Senior Nurse at University Hospitals Birmingham and Lead Nurse for TLC, Mr Andrew Ready, Trustee and Lead Surgeon of TLC Welcome to this TLC

    • 14 min
    Preparing the Operating Theatre for a Living Donor Kidney Transplant

    Preparing the Operating Theatre for a Living Donor Kidney Transplant

    Preparing the Operating Theatre for a Living Donor Kidney Transplant Interviewer: Quentin Cooper Interviewees: Gordon Evans, Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) at University Hospitals Birmingham and TLC Volunteer Welcome to this TLC podcast in which science journalist, writer and TLC Patron

    • 16 min
    Preparing a Patient for Transplantation

    Preparing a Patient for Transplantation

    Preparing a Patient for Transplantation Interviewer: Quentin Cooper Interviewees:Dr Adnand Sharif, Consultant Transplant Nephrologist at University Hospitals Birmingham and Secretary of Medical and Ethical Campaign Group: Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, and Mr Nick Inston, Clinical Service Lead for Kidney

    • 17 min

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