A leading University of Wolverhampton academic has
been providing her expertise to Parliament about ways of increasing
consent rates for organ donation.
Professor Magi Sque is an internationally-renowned expert in the
psychological and social aspects of organ donation.
As a result of her ground-breaking research, Professor Sque was
invited to the House of Lords to discuss increasing consent rates
in front of an audience of MPs, Peers and members of the transplant
community including patients and clinicians.
The aim was to develop a set of recommendations on how an
increase in organ donation can best be achieved. Professor Sque,
who is Chair in Clinical Practice and Innovation at the
University’s School of Health and
Wellbeing and The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, was
joined by Senior Research Fellow Dr Wendy Walker at the event,
which was organised by campaign group Transplant 2013.
Professor Sque said: “My opinion is that we have by no means
exhausted our efforts or resources in driving up organ donation
after death and this is where I would like to see efforts
“At the Parliamentary seminar, I discussed the role of hospital
staff and services; the education of hospital staff about this
issue and also the approach to families.
“I was honoured to be asked to be part of the panel at the House
of Lords and to be able to contribute to an on-going debate and
discussion on this important issue.”
Increasing consent rates has been identified by the Organ
Donation Taskforce as a key achievement that will lead to a
significant increase in the number of organs available for
Panel members at the parliamentary seminar were invited to
outline their perspective on how consent rates can be increased,
which was followed by discussion and questions.
Transplant 2013 is a coalition of patient groups, clinical
groups and industry representing the voice of the organ donation
and transplantation community in England.
Picture: Dr Wendy Walker and Professor Magi
Sque at Westminster Hall
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