Welcome from our Strategic Advisor

Welcome

For those of you who are not aware of the Network, this is an all-organ initiative between clinical, patient, lay and scientific representatives.

Our aim is to support research in organ donation and transplantation to encourage and develop strong collaborations for patient benefit.

We have an Executive Team and Board, with representation nationally and across organs, and a Network representative in each transplanting centre.

The Network has the potential to make a real difference to how we deliver research in organ donation and transplantation within the UK.

A strength of the Network is our collaboration with the British Transplantation Society, NHS Blood and Transplant and charities such as Kidney Research UK which have been hugely supportive.

We are continually looking to build links with other charities, so together we can help make a difference.

Central to our work is the valuable partnership with patients, donor families and lay representatives.

Co-Director, Karen Rockell, is continuing to work hard to ensure that this patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) partnership is inclusive and representative, and that their voices are heard.

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Network members

Research papers

Patient and Public Involvement Members

News and Events

Funding Opportunities

What we’re doing

We seek to harness the power of collaborative, interdisciplinary partnerships by providing resources and mechanisms to share information, develop skills and ensure meaningful, sustainable patient and public engagement.

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Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE)

Just as patients are at the heart of everything we do in clinical service, we believe that public contributors should be at the heart of our research.

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Research

Our research library aims to showcase the latest papers and publications in the field of organ donation and transplantation research.

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Funding

Our searchable grants database brings together a range of funding opportunities related to organ donation or transplantation research.

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Training & Resources

Our training library offers a range of valuable resources for patients, the public, researchers and study teams.

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Who we are

The UKODTRN Executive Committee provide the leadership, management and coordination of our various workstreams, whilst our Board oversees the strategy and direction of the network.

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Recent news

We aim to keep you up to date with all the news and updates from the transplant and organ donation research community. If you have a news item you would like us to share, please contact info@ukodtrn.org

Meet our new Project Manager

We welcome Aly Flowers as the new UKODTRN Project Manager. Aly takes over the role vacated by Robyn Challis and is responsible for the day-to-day management, co-ordination and delivery of our activities. Aly also provides support to Co-Director Karen Rockell in her work and will do for the fellow Co-Director when that role is filled. […]

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Upcoming events

We aim to keep you up to date with all upcoming events relevant to the transplant and organ donation community. If you have an event you would like us to share, please contact info@ukodtrn.org

Our mission

The UK Organ Donation and Transplantation Research Network is a collaboration between clinical, scientific, patient and lay representatives, with clinical and patient co-directors.

The network aims to position the UK as the premier location to perform high quality organ donation and transplantation research, catalysing developments in basic, translational, and clinical science, to improve outcomes for transplant patients.

Our objectives

To improve donor management

To increase the availability of suitable donor organs for transplantation

To extend the lifespan of transplanted organs – “One Transplant for Life”

To transform quality of life for transplant patients

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