Gifting the Body after Death

12 May 2014 17:30 - 19:15

Organ transplants: saving lives, money and misery – a personal experience,  GrahamBrushett (Donor Transplant Education Group).

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Graham will talk about his journey into and out of a double organ transplant. He examines how the UK is offering more bereaved families the option of organ donation today, but he highlights how we still need to work harder to save lives.

Graham spends his time organising a programme of presentations to explain the importance of donation and transplants to students in sixth form colleges, universities and hospitals.  He is a lay member of the UK Donation Committee and the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence.

Whole Body Donation, Isabelle Heyerdahl-King (University of Sheffield) Isabelle will be discussing the process and importance of dissection, osteology and whole body donation to science.  She will describe how her own views and feelings about mortality and death have been affected by her work in this area.

Light refreshments will be served between 7.15pm and 8pm for discussion after the talks.

 

Research Centre for the Social Sciences, University of York

 

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Price: FREE

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