Fifth International Transplant Conference organised at University of Warwick, Conventry, UK
The Fifth International Transplant Conference was organised at the University of Warwick on 9th and 10th May 2019 by University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW), UK in collaboration with National Health Service Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), Birmingham and University of Warwick, UK.
Over 80 people attended the conference. The meeting was endorsed by The Transplantation Society, British Transplantation Society, NHSBT, UK and MOHAN Foundation. Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee, MOHAN Foundation attended the conference.
The aim of the conference was to examine the clinical, scientific and socio-cultural barriers to kidney transplantation as well as organ, blood and stem cell donation. The focus was also to address the concerns of the Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities with regard to this. A Consortium of Commonwealth Countries in Transplantation (CCCT) was launched with the purpose of promoting ethical organ donation and transplantation in developing countries and increasing organ donation and transplantation among the BAME communities in developed countries. The idea is to have the CCCT up and running by 2022 so that ‘Organ Donation and Transplantation’ can be the theme for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham, UK that year with the motto ‘Tribute to Life’.
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- Keywords: Tribute to life, stem cell, Commonwealth Countries in Transplantation