The coordinating voice for Black, Asian, Mixed Race and Minority Ethnic transplant donation
Organ donation & Transplant Research Centre, University of Bedfordshire

The Organ Donation and Transplant research centre (ODTC) undertakes a range of research and stakeholder engagement activities in relation to organ donation and transplantation. The ODTC is led by Professor Randhawa who is Co-Chair of the European Working Group on Public Issues in Organ Donation and Transplantation.

Staff have been involved in undertaking commissioned research.
Research findings have been published nationally and internationally.
The ODTC is regularly commissioned to undertake stakeholders' events with a range of different communities.

Organ donation & Transplant Research Centre, University of Bedfordshire

  • Chairman, Transplant 2020 Stakeholder Group – current
  • National Member, National Black and Minority Ethnic Transplant Alliance - current
  • Co-Chairman, European Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspect of Transplantation Platform (ELPAT) – Public Issues in Organ Donation & Transplantation – current
  • National Member, Triennial Review of NHS Blood & Transplant, Department of Health Challenge Group, 2015-16
  • International Evaluator, Bi-ennial Review of Mohan Foundation, Tata Trust, 2015-2016
  • Non-Executive Director, Human Tissue Authority, 2010-2014
  • Non-Executive Director, UK Transplant, 2001-2005
  • National member, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ UK Donation Ethics Committee, 2009-2015
  • National Member, Evidence Update Group – Organ Donation, NICE, 2014-2016
  • National advisory member, Minister of State for Health Services’ Commissioned - Organ Donation Taskforce, Department of Health, 2006-2008
  • National advisory Chair, Minister of State for Health Services’ Commissioned - Organ Donation Taskforce, Department of Health, sub-group – Cultural issues and consent models, 2007-2008
  • National Member, NICE Guidelines Development Group – Organ Donation, 2012-2014
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GOLD work alongside the following organisations:
Sque M, Rodney A, Randhawa G, Walker W, Long-Sutehall T, Morgan M (2018) Bereaved donor families’ experiences of organ and tissue donation, and perceived influences on their decision making. Journal of Critical Care. Pedder-Jones C, Papadopoulos C, Randhawa G (2017) Primary care interventions to encourage organ donation registration: a systematic review. Transplantation Reviews. Ibrahim M & Randhawa G (2017) Knowledge, attitude and behaviour of Nigerian students towards organ donation. Transplantation Proceedings. Randhawa G & Neuberger J (2016) The role of religion in organ donation - Development of the UK Faith and Organ Donation Action. Transplantation Proceedings. 48: 3, 689–694. doi:10.1016/j.transproceed.2015.10.074 Sharp C & Randhawa G (2016) The potential role of social capital in deceased organ donation: A case study of UK Polish migrants. Transplant Proceedings.48:3, 680-688.doi:10.1016/j.transproceed.2015.10.063 Sharp C & Randhawa G (2016) Death practices, attitudes toward the body after death and life after death in deceased organ donation: A UK Polish migrant perspective. Journal of Palliative Care and Medicine 6: 262. doi:10.4172/2165-7386.1000262 Rose C, Nickerson P, Delmonico F, Randhawa G, Gill J, Gill JS. (2015) Estimation of potential deceased donors in Canada. Transplantation. Morgan M, Sims J, Jain N, Randhawa G, Sharma S & Modi K (2015) Inequalities in waiting times for kidney transplantation among Black and minority ethnic groups: causes and strategies. British Journal of Renal Medicine. 20(1):4-7. Sharp C & Randhawa G (2014) UK Polish migrant attitudes toward deceased organ donation: Findings from a pilot study. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. DOI 10.1007/s10903-014-0070-3