Ethics of Living Donor Kidney Transplantation

Ethics of Living Donor Kidney Transplantation

Interviewer: Quentin Cooper
Interviewees: Mr Andrew Ready, Trustee and Lead Surgeon of TLC, Dr Shazia Shabir, Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospitals Birmingham and TLC volunteer, and Dr Dwomoa Adu, Consultant Nephrologist at Korle Bu Hospital, Accra, Ghana, and TLC Trustee

Welcome to this TLC podcast in which science journalist, writer and TLC Patron Quentin Cooper is joined by the TLC team to discus the ethical concerns surrounding living donor transplantation. They discuss topics including operating on a fit and healthy person (the donor operation), unique ethical challenges that arise with transplantation, rewards and coercion, the Human Tissue Authority, family pressures, the need for an independent Ethics Committee, potential members of a Transplant Ethical Committee, the option for the donor to pull out of the transplant, examples of ethical hurdles that may arise in a transplant case, the global issue of organ trafficking and The Declaration of Istanbul.

Special thanks to the Creative Media team in Birmingham for the recording of this podcast.

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Long Term Care of the Recipient After Transplantation

Long Term Care of the Recipient After Transplantation

Interviewer: Quentin Cooper
Interviewees: Dr Lukas Foggensteiner, Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospitals Birmingham and TLC volunteer

Welcome to this TLC podcast in which science journalist, writer and TLC Patron Quentin Cooper is joined by the TLC team to discus the long term care of the recipient after a living donor kidney transplant.
They discuss topics including the prognosis for a transplant recipient, monitoring of the patient, the risks of acute rejection, long term complications, post transplant diabetes, the need for multi disciplinary care and the long term benefits of transplantation.

Special thanks to the Creative Media team in Birmingham for the recording of this podcast.

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Care of the Recipient in the First Six Months After Transplantation

Care of the Recipient in the First Six Months After Transplantation

Interviewer: Quentin Cooper
Interviewees: Dr Shazia Shabir, Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospitals Birmingham and TLC volunteer.

Welcome to this TLC podcast in which science journalist, writer and TLC Patron Quentin Cooper is joined by Dr Shazia Shabir to discus the care of the living donor transplant recipient in the first six months after transplantation, and how the care changes over this time.
They discuss topics including the concerns during first 48 hours after transplantation, dialysis after transplantation, frequency of monitoring, routine for pain management, how long it takes for a recipient to return home after transplantation, information and support needed by the patient when returning home, medication needed by patients in the short and long term, clinic visits, dietary requirements of the patient following transplantation, check ups and tests for kidney function, blood glucose etc, side effects of the medications, how long it takes for a patient to get back to ‘normal life’ and back to work, pregnancy and fertility following transplantation, how the patient feels after 6 months of transplantation, renal counselling and anxiety following transplantation.

Special thanks to the Creative Media team in Birmingham for the recording of this podcast.

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Nursing Care of the Recipient Immediately After the Transplant Operation

Nursing Care of the Recipient Immediately After the Transplant Operation

Interviewer: Quentin Cooper
Interviewees: Paulette Williams-Jones, Senior Nurse at University Hospitals Birmingham and Lead Nurse for TLC, Mr Andrew Ready, Trustee and Lead Surgeon of TLC

Welcome to this TLC podcast in which science journalist, writer and TLC Patron Quentin Cooper is joined by the TLC team to discus the nursing care required for a patient after having a transplant.
They discuss topics including what happens when a patient wakes up after a transplant, how patients feel after a transplant including pain levels and analgesia, key monitoring of the patient after the transplant, concerns of the patients, building a rapport with patients, the importance of adapting to local conditions, the importance of teamwork and the challenges faced all over the world.

Special thanks to the Creative Media team in Birmingham for the recording of this podcast.

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Preparing the Operating Theatre for a Living Donor Kidney Transplant

Preparing the Operating Theatre for a Living Donor Kidney Transplant

Interviewer: Quentin Cooper
Interviewees: Gordon Evans, Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) at University Hospitals Birmingham and TLC Volunteer

Welcome to this TLC podcast in which science journalist, writer and TLC Patron Quentin Cooper is joined by TLC ODP Gordon Evans to discus preparing the operating theatre for a living donor kidney transplant.

Special thanks to the Creative Media team in Birmingham for the recording of this podcast.

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Preparing a Patient for Transplantation

Preparing a Patient for Transplantation

Interviewer: Quentin Cooper
Interviewees:Dr Adnand Sharif, Consultant Transplant Nephrologist at University Hospitals Birmingham and Secretary of Medical and Ethical Campaign Group: Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, and Mr Nick Inston, Clinical Service Lead for Kidney Transplantation at University Hospitals Birmingham and Clinical Lead for TLC.

Welcome to this TLC podcast in which science journalist, writer and TLC Patron Quentin Cooper is joined by the TLC team to discus the preparation of the patient for living donor kidney transplantation.

They discuss topics including the benefits of living donor kidney transplantation over cadaveric transplantation, assessing someone who could benefit from a transplant, contraindications to transplantations including cancer, what happens to the failed kidneys during transplantation, the position of the transplanted kidney, the logistics of having 2 operations (donor and recipient) one after the other, the optimum time for a patient to have their transplant, preparing patients physically and emotionally for a kidney transplant, managing expectations and the multi disciplinary team approach to the work up of the patient.

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Management of the Kidney Donor

Management of the Kidney Donor

Interviewer: Quentin Cooper
Interviewees: Mr Andrew Ready, Trustee and Lead Surgeon of TLC, and Dr Lukas Foggensteiner, Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospitals Birmingham and TLC volunteer.

Welcome to this TLC podcast in which science journalist, writer and TLC Patron Quentin Cooper is joined by the TLC team to discus the key role of the living kidney donor and their management before the transplant.
They discuss topics including who can be a living kidney donor, the medical tests and assessments that need to be undergone, the acute and long term risks of the donor procedure, managing expectations of the donor and the recipient, the donor work up, the practicality of donating a kidney, the choices of the donor through the different stages working up to the transplant and the experiences of the donor after the transplant.

Special thanks to the Creative Media team in Birmingham.

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