Gurch Randhawa

University of BedfordshireUnited Kingdom

Gurch is Professor of Diversity in Public Health and Director of the Institute for Health Research at the University of Bedfordshire, UK. He has an extensive research track-record related to social, cultural and religious issues in organ donation and transplantation. He is Co-Chair of the European Working Party on Organ Donation & Public Issues. He was a Member of the UK\'s NICE Guidelines Development Group on Organ Donation and a Member of the UK Department of Health’s Organ Donation Taskforce. Currently he is a Member of the UK Donation Ethics Committee; and a Non-Executive Director of the Human Tissue Authority.

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Transplantation has succeeded in prolonging the lives of those fortunate enough to have received the gift of a body organ. Alongside this life-saving development, there lies another sadder side to the story - there are not enough organs to meet the ever increasing demand. This not only places an increasing emotional and physical burden among the waiting patients and families but heaps a great financial burden upon health services. This book provides an analysis and overview of public policy developments and clinical developments that will hopefully ensure an increased availability of organs and greater graft survival. Medical, policy, and academic experts from around the world have contributed chapters to the book.

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