Re-opening of Cardiff Transplant Unit – Q&A for patients and families
19:00-20:00, Tuesday 7 July 2020
Kidney Wales Community Facebook Group
Following the Coronavirus outbreak in March 2020, most UK transplant centres paused their programmes. The 24 UK transplant centres are now reviewing how and when to re-open transplants from deceased and live donors. The majority of Welsh adults have transplant surgery in Cardiff or Liverpool, while most paediatric transplants take place in Manchester or Bristol.
The Team at the Transplant Unit at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW), Cardiff, have reviewed all processes and procedures to maximise patient safety and are now in a position to re-open the transplant programme for deceased donors from 29 June.
The Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary transplant units remain closed. Bristol Paediatric Centre is open for deceased donation.
Dr Mike Stephens, Consultant Transplant Surgeon, will join us once again to answer your questions and provide the latest information on the transplant programme.
Please send your questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9:00 on Monday 6 July. Hope you can join us!