New clinical head of organ donation for NHS Blood and Transplant


NHS Blood and Transplant has appointed Dale Gardiner as the UK’s new national Clinical Lead for Organ Donation.

Dale is a Consultant in Adult Intensive Care Medicine at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and was previously the UK’s Deputy National Clinical Lead for Organ Donation.

Dale comes previously held by Paul Murphy, who has retired after helping to transform organ donation in the UK. Last year, there were 1575 deceased organ donors in the UK, the highest ever number.

Dale’s interest in ethics, the diagnosis of death, and organ donation led to him becoming a Clinical Lead in Organ Donation at Nottingham in 2009 and then progressing within NHS Blood and Transplant into roles of increasing responsibility.

Dales other work includes serving for four years as a member of the UK Donation Ethics Committee until its closure in 2016. Continue reading