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Transplant coordinators – our key to success

Here we meet we meet a donor coordinator, Janice Bayliss to learn about her role.

In our next two short films we meet a donor (Janice Bayliss) and recipient (Peter Ashcroft) coordinator based in the Liver unit here in Birmingham. These specialist nurses are vital to the process of transplantation.

We begin by meeting Janice to understand the role of the donor coordinators and how they help families face the difficult decision to donate organs. We’ll also revisit the concepts of ‘conditional donations’ and changes to the law to increase numbers of donor organs available. We will also find out what are the most rewarding and challenging aspects of her job.

Janice and Peter are fascinating and compassionate people who are very skilled at their jobs, and are absolutely vital to the success of the organ transplantation programme here in Birmingham. This video raises some interesting issues so please do discuss your thoughts and observations below. For example:

  • Did you realise that there were separate roles for donor and recipient coordinators?

  • What are your thoughts about organ donation?

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