‘What’s happening with transplantation in the UK?’ ‘Is it safe for me to have a transplant?’ ‘What are my risks as a transplant recipient?’ ‘How many transplant patients have caught Covid-19 and what happened to them?’ ‘What should I be doing to keep myself safe?’
Following on from the success of our webinar on Covid-19 and dialysis Kidney Care UK, the Renal Association and the British Renal Society would like to invite you to join this free Zoom webinar for patients, carers and healthcare professionals on the topic of Covid-19 and transplantation. Throughout the pandemic we’ve been hearing from patients and their families regarding concerns about shielding, work, holidays, school, mental health, and many more varied and vitally important topics. Now a panel of renal medical professionals including transplant surgeon, Dr Rajesh Sivaprakasam and Lisa Burnapp, clinical lead for living donation at NHS Blood & Transplant, will be online to answer your questions about coronavirus, specifically in relation to transplantation.
Dr Rajesh Sivaprakasam is a Consultant in Renal Transplant & Dialysis Access Surgeon, Lead for Robotic renal failure Surgery, Access for Dialysis, Research at Barts health NHS Trust. Dr Sivaprakasam offers robot assisted renal transplants and, with colleagues, performed the first endovascular arteriovenous fistula (scarless AVF) in UK. He is passionate about empowering patients living with kidney disease by demystifying many aspects of care including dialysis access procedures and renal transplantation. He works with many regional and national organisations to make appropriate information to patients more accessible and performed the first renal transplantation on live TV.
Lisa Burnapp was appointed as a Consultant Nurse in Living Donor Kidney Transplantation at Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in 2002, where she retains a clinical attachment with a special interest in non-directed altruistic donation. She is the clinical lead for living donation at NHS Blood & Transplant and has facilitated development and implementation of UK Strategies for living donor transplantation, including the UK Living Kidney Sharing Schemes, since 2010. She is actively involved in the British Transplantation Society (BTS) as a founding member of the Living Donor Forum, co-editor of best practice guidelines and member of the Executive. As current Vice-President, she becomes BTS President in 2021.
The Webinar will last for approximately one hour. It will be recorded and the video, along with a summary report, will be shared afterwards on our website. Click here to book your place and please submit questions in advance by sending them to [email protected] by Thursday 24 September and put 'Webinar questions' as the subject.
Please note that we will not be able to cover individual treatment issues, but will be able to cover broader topics through the session. We’re really looking forward to hearing from you.
Question Time: Covid-19 and CKD – Lifting Lo…
Read the report of our recent Q&A Webinar on lifting lockdown from 30 March 2021