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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 Community.


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 match.


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 community.

"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.