Scottish Donation and Transplant Group

Overview

The Scottish Donation and Transplant Group (SDTG) (formerly the Scottish Transplant Group) was formed in 2001 to provide a regular forum for representatives of the donation and transplant communities in Scotland.

The group provides expert advice and makes recommendations to the Scottish Government on matters relating to organ and tissue donation and transplantation. It also oversees the implementation in Scotland of the recommendations from the first report of the UK Organ Donation Taskforce.

The SDTG meets three times a year. View meeting minutes prior to 2018 in the archive.

Members

Name

Role/Organisation

Representing

Mr John Casey Joint Chair and Clinical Adviser for Transplantation in Scotland NHS Lothian
Dr Iain MacLeod

Joint Chair and Clinical Adviser for Organ Donation in Scotland

NHS Grampian
Professor Nawwar Al-Attar Consultant Cardiac and Transplant Surgeon and Director, Scottish National Advanced Heart Failure Service (SNAHFS), Golden Jubilee National Hospital Heart Transplant Unit (Golden Jubilee National Hospital)
Mrs Lynne Ayton Head of Operations, Golden Jubilee National Hospital

Heart Transplant Unit (Golden Jubilee National Hospital)

Ms Sam Baker

Head of Organ Donation and Blood Policy, Scottish Government

Scottish Government
Dr Andrew Bathgate Consultant Hepatologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Edinburgh Transplant Unit
Mr Marc Clancy Consultant Renal Transplant Surgeon, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Glasgow Transplant Services
Dr Stephen Cole Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, NHS Tayside Scottish Intensive Care Society

Professor John Forsythe

Associate Medical Director, Organ Donation and Transplantation, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)

NHSBT
Ms Marie Gardiner Service Manager, Renal, Transplant and Dermatology, NHS Lothian Edinburgh Transplant Services

Ms Gill Hollis

Patient Representative

Lung Transplant Recipient

Dr Alastair Innes

Consultant Respiratory Physician, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh NHS Lothian Lung Transplantation
Mr Anthony Clarkson Director of Organ Donation – NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) NHSBT
Mr Stephen Kirkham Patient Representative Heart Transplant Recipient

Dr Ann-Margaret Little

Consultant Clinical Scientist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Histocompatibility and Immunology Services

Mrs Susan Hannah Regional Manager, Scotland, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Specialist Nurses for Organ Donation
Ms Jen Lumsdaine Living Donor Co-Ordinator, NHS Lothian Living Donation
Professor Stephen Wigmore President British Transplantation Society

Dr Heather Maxwell

Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Paediatrics

Ms Roseanne McDonald Programme Associate Director: Nursing and Quality Adviser, National Services Scotland NHS National Services Scotland
Dr Neal Padmanabhan Consultant Nephrologist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Glasgow Kidney Transplant Unit
Mr James Powell Clinical Director, Edinburgh Transplant Unit Edinburgh Transplant Services

Mr Keith Rigg

Consultant Transplant Surgeon, and Non-Executive Director, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)

NHSBT

Dr Lesley Ross

Patient Representative

Live Donation

Dr David Turner

Consultant Clinical Scientist, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS)

Histocompatibility and Immunology Services

Dr David Walbaum

Consultant Renal Physician, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, NHS Grampian

Refering Nephrologist

Dr Charles Wallis Clinical Lead for Organ Donation and Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, NHS Lothian Clinical Leads for Organ Donation
Mr Andrew Walls   Organ Donation Regional Chair (Scotland) Donation Committee Chairs
Ms Linda White

Policy Manager, Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation

Scottish Government
Dr Sharon Zahra Clinical Lead, Tissue and Cells, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) Tissue Services
Mr Neil Healy

Lead Senior Nurse for Tissue Services, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS)

Tissue Services
Ms Jessica Porter Head of Regulation

Human Tissue Authority

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