It seems incredible that here I am, blogging on the last day of Organ Donation Week 2018.
Catherine D’Albertanson, a Specialist Nurse for Organ Donation explains why talking about organ donation and sharing your decision with your family is important but needn’t be hard.
Organ and Tissue Donation Ambassador, Tor Tremlett shares her experience of waiting on the transplant list and receiving a life-saving organ.
Specialist Nurse in Organ Donation, Rachel Clare has been promoting organ donation with students in her local schools and shares her experience.
Angie Scales is Lead Nurse for Paediatric and Neonatal Donation and Transplantation and, for Organ Donation Week, tells us about her fascinating and challenging role.
Laura Stamp is Lead Nurse Recipient Co-ordinator in an acute Trust and writes about her work and what she loves about it.
Lynne Malley, a Specialist Nurse based in Dundee, shares her experience in talking to families about organ donation.
I have the great pleasure of writing the first blog of this special week, over the next few days you will hear from some of our inspirational colleagues who will blog about what Organ Donation Week means to them. I hope you will take a moment out of your working day to read their stories.
As I return from leave I am honoured to assume the role of Interim Director – Organ Donation and Transplantation and I am happy to admit to a mix of emotions as I started work this morning; excitement, anticipation and of course a few nerves!
Latest NMC figures show that as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the creation of our National Health Service we still face considerable issues in recruiting men into the Nursing profession. The figure for males entering the profession has remained stubbornly low and as a proud nurse, I find that very disappointing.