The Oxford Transplant Centre has been responsible for the surgical removal of donated kidneys (retrieval) in our region for over 40 years. Since April 2010 with the introduction of the National Organ Retrieval Service, we have become one of the seven nationally designated abdominal retrieval teams in partnership with the Royal Free Hospital. The Oxford Retrieval Team provides a consultant led surgical service capable of covering a wide area of the United Kingdom.
Our team retrieves all abdominal organs from deceased donors including liver, pancreas, kidney, bowel and abdominal wall for transplantation. These organs will be destined for recipients not only in Oxford but in transplant units across the United Kingdom.
The retrieval team is a dedicated team of highly skilled professionals including surgeons, theatre nurses and medical technical officers. The Oxford Retrieval Team is one of the few teams in the United Kingdom to always send a consultant surgeon in an effort to maximise organ integrity and quality as well as to provide the best training environment for junior surgeons.
The Retrieval Team is able to mobilise within one hour from call to departure in order to facilitate the process of donation for donor families and donor hospitals and to reduce delays and distress. We have consistently achieved excellent response times and the team’s performance is audited regularly with good results.
Whatever transplant you are going to have at The Oxford Transplant Centre there are certain steps that need to be followed.
Further information can be obtained from your transplant coordinator as the process gets underway.