UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science


Division of Surgery & Interventional Science staff help close the Transplant and Life Exhibition

31 May 2017

The Transplant and Life Exhibition, at the Royal College of Surgeons Hunterian Museum, closed following an event featuring late night gallery viewing, lectures, DIY suturing and a games room. 

The games room, run by Division staff, Jessica Sims, featured a transplant pathway of games – from new transplant card games created specifically for the event, a board game about biobanking, and mainstream favourites such as Operation, Pandemic, and (transplant) Twister. The games were used as an interactive and fun way to engage the 200 visitors of the event with messages around transplantation, such as the potential to save many lives from one, the scarcity of donated organs, and the research innovations that can emerge from explanted organs and tissue. The games room and the evenings’ other events were ably supported by volunteers from the Division, including Emma Lawrence, Steph Bogan, Amir Gander, and Letizia Gulino.

The Transplant and Life Exhibition provided a unique insight in patient, professional and public experiences of organ transplantation, featured individuals from Royal Free / UCL academic and clinical organ transplant services and saw significant input from Prof Barry Fuller and Ossie Fernando, retired Hon Senior Lecturer, who were on the project’s steering committee. The Hunterian Museum is closed for the next three years, until the completion of renovations. 

For more information about the exhibition, including images of the exhibitions and video interviews, please see: http://www.transplantandlife.uk/en/