Oxford Transplant Foundation
The Oxford Transplant Foundation needs to raise £5 million to double the size of the Oxford Transplant centre at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford. We urgently need to provide additional laboratory space, academic facilities, including a library and teaching rooms, and office accommodation. This expansion will enable the Centre to remain at the forefront of scientific advances and training in transplantation, while continuing to provide first-rate care to an increasing number of patients. The mission of the Oxford Transplant Centre is to enable patients with organ failure to return to normal life and is devoted to the provision of first class, scientifically-based patient care. The Centre is one of only six centres in the UK carrying out kidney/pancreas and pancreas alone transplants and is the largest in Europe, it is one of two UK centre carrying out intestinal transplantation. The current building, which was built entirely from private donations opened in 1992. It was the first in the UK to integrate the key elements of multidisciplinary patient care with those of basic scientific research and training in a single purpose-built unit. The Centre has performed over 2,700 transplants and there are now 580 patients on the waiting list. More space is urgently needed.