Our Transplant Coordinator voted Best Nurse
Renal Transplant Coordinator,
Agimol Pradeep, was voted Best Nurse 2013 by British Malayali (a
group for South Indians living in the UK) for her work raising
awareness for organ donation in the South Asian
Agimol, who is a post-grad
PHD student at the University of Salford, aims to tackle the
problems by exploring and investigating the views of South Asian
people to understand why they are reluctant to become donors.
National figures show that South Asians wait three times longer for
a kidney transplant due to the difficulties in finding a successful
Agimol spends her time
working in the community with leaders from religious and community
groups, GPs and intensive care units to implement strategies to
increase South Asian organ donation. A big part of her work is
educating Asian people about the benefits of organ donation and of
joining the donor register.
Agimol said: "I consider this
award as an appreciation from the community, by the community and
for the community in saving lives. I dedicate this award to all
those special people who believed in me and helped pass on the
important message of organ donation among the South Asian
"I acknowledge this award as an acceptance and understanding of the
need for this study by the Asian community."
The study is funded by the
British Renal Society and supported by the NHS Blood and
Transfusion Service. Agimol is supervised by Mr Titus Augustine,
Clinical Director of Transplantation at Manchester Royal Infirmary
and Professor Paula Ormandy at the University of Salford's School
of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work.