BAME Workshop: NHS Blood & Transplant UK Organ Donation

Project Details


To date, educational interventions in organ donation have focused on using surveys to analyse the change in levels in knowledge, attitudes and behavioural intentions. The next step is to build on the increasing support for organ donation by addressing the change in law, myths and barriers.
We plan to deliver an interactive education intervention that aims to transform support and intentions into registered choices with using a customised coded registrations supplied by NHSBT. 

By activating the student’s evidence-based decision making process it is hoped that the increase in registered choices will serve as s direct outcome measure. This two-hour educational-intervention event aims to raise the awareness of the change in law from the ‘opt-in’ to ‘opt-out’ for undergraduate students, over the age of 18, who reside in the southeast region of the UK. 
 The successes and lessons learned from our 2018 pilot study will help redesign the implementation and delivery of this project.
One of these improvements will utilise an innovative teaching and learning tool called Nearpod® . I have used it extensively in lectures of large cohorts (>200 students) and it has proven to give students the opportunity to interact with presentations with short bursts of quizzes and collaborative responses. It also provides the capacity to provide instant feedback on knowledge assessments, which students appreciate. In the case of IT issues paper copies are provided.Following the event there will be ‘take-home’ leaflets available with the key messages action points, NHSBT registration code and links for further advice and information.

Guest speakers, Dr Agimol Pradeep (Transplant recipient nurse, Kings College NHS, London) and Katie Law (Specialist Nurse-Organ Donation, BSUH NHS, Brighton) .

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Key findings

Number of conversations: 350 conversations with event attendees, focus on raising awareness of the law change and discussing barriers

Event survey results: Attitudes pre-intervention = 32.6% of students had ‘not considered registering to be an organ donor before the lecture today?’

Attitudes post-intervention = 78.6% of students answered they were ‘likely are you to register to be an organ donor after the event today?’ 73.8% responded they were ‘likely to talk about organ donation to a friend/family member?’

Debate and engagement: 27 comments on free text to the question How do you think the new Opt-out law will help transplantation as treatment to be more effective?
Some comments: “More people will be able to donate to those who need the organs.

More recipients will be able to get the organs they need to survive and acquire a better quality of life. People who are adamant about not donating can choose to not donate.” “It will help lower the number of family decline by ensuring people are definitely known to be against donating their organs”. “There will be more organs available for patients who need them. This will give minority ethnic backgrounds the chance to have an organ transplantation, less rejection.”
Eventbrite visits: 315 views

Effective start/end date1/10/1930/06/20


  • NHS
  • NHS Blood and Transplant


  • organ donation


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