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The horrible history (and the bright future) of organ preservation
April 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
BTRU researchers are delighted to be involved in the all new Cambridge Festival taking place from 26 March to 4 April 2021. They’ll be giving a talk via Zoom looking at the history and future of organ preservation.
Organ transplantation is one of the major success stories of modern medicine, transforming the lives of organ recipients 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 some of the research discussed. A short Q&A session will follow the talk.
This event is free but please book a place via Eventbrite. Bookings open on 22 February.
For details of all festival events, see the Cambridge Festival website.