Year: 2024

Muks Rabadia: Inspiring a Community through Blood, Organ, and Stem Cell Donation

Muks Rabadia, a member of the Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury, shares the remarkable work he has been doing since the age of 18 to promote blood, organ, and stem cell donation within his community. Muks’ blood donation journey started when he was passing a temporary donor centre on his way home from college, with one…Continue Reading Muks Rabadia: Inspiring a Community through Blood, Organ, and Stem Cell Donation

NHSBT Community Grants Programme 2024

On 6th February 2024, I had the great opportunity to accompany the Director of University of Brighton Donor Research, Simonne Weeks, at, the NHS Blood and Transplant Community Grants program at the Ambassadors Bloomberg Hotel, London. The event brought together directors and leaders of different organisations to share the amazing work done over the last…Continue Reading NHSBT Community Grants Programme 2024

The Importance of Organ Donation is Told Through the Story of Paul Caine

  As we begin to deconstruct the stigma surrounding organ donation it’s essential for us first to acknowledge the misconceptions and misinformation. Acknowledgement allows us to inform any concerns surrounding a topic correctly. We asked Paul Caine to share his experience through his inspiring story as a receiver of two organ transplants, one of which…Continue Reading The Importance of Organ Donation is Told Through the Story of Paul Caine

Celebrating LGBT+ History Month: A Cinematic Collaboration

I was recently interviewed on BBC Radio Sussex’s Out with Kathy show, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to share my experience. I feel honoured to speak with Kathy, and hearing ‘Charlotte Slaughter, Digital Communications Lead for Donor Research’ feels surreal.   Kathy and I discussed the collaboration between The New Black Film…Continue Reading Celebrating LGBT+ History Month: A Cinematic Collaboration

The New Black Film Collective and Donor Research Unite for a Special Film Screening in Celebration of LGBT History Month

The New Black Film Collective (TNBFC) and University of Brighton’s Donor Research proudly announce their collaborative effort to present the second film in their Films For Life series, “Pretty Red Dress,” at Komedia in Brighton. This cinematic celebration, scheduled for the 14th of February 2023, at 7:30 PM, aligns with both LGBT History Month and…Continue Reading The New Black Film Collective and Donor Research Unite for a Special Film Screening in Celebration of LGBT History Month

Celebrating a Collaborative Triumph: Sickle Cell Advocacy and Education

  We are thrilled to share an extraordinary collaboration that not only dives into Sickle Cell Disease but also aligns with the University of Brighton’s graduate attributes. This collaborative effort, resulting in the article “Sickle cell disease: causes, treatments and the patient experience” published in The Pharmaceutical Journal, showcases the remarkable contributions of a diverse…Continue Reading Celebrating a Collaborative Triumph: Sickle Cell Advocacy and Education