Donor Research

Co-creating student-led donation awareness education



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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

‘What’s your Blood Type’ Events at The University of Brighton

The University of Brighton Donor Research Team collaborated with NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) to organise two ‘What’s your Blood Type’ events.   The events were initially organised by Simonne Weeks (Director of Donor Research) and Lois Lees (Events and… Continue Reading →

Embracing Donor Research: A Gateway to My Future Nursing Journey

As I get ready to embark on the next stage of my nursing journey, I continue to find opportunities to deepen my understanding in different areas and expand my skill set. During my last semester I discovered the prospect of… Continue Reading →

Xin Yi Teo’s comic mentorship with Sarah Akinterinwa

The Start: Meeting the Donor Research Team  I first came across the topic of organ and blood shortage in the UK a couple of weeks ago. The University of Brighton Donor Research team posted about a mentored opportunity to create… Continue Reading →

Do you have a Ro blood type and don’t know it?

One of the biggest challenges NHSBT (National Health Service Blood and Transplant) faces is a need for more Ro blood group donors.   You usually will not know your blood type or subtype until you have given blood for the… Continue Reading →

Fresher’s Fair 2023

A Day to Remember: Our Experience at Brighton Freshers’ Fair On the 28th of September 2023, our student team from the Donor Research group had an incredible opportunity to participate in Brighton Freshers’ Fair. This event not only introduced us… Continue Reading →

Donor Research Team’s Advance HE CATE Award Win

Collaborative Excellence in Addressing Healthcare Inequalities In the realm of higher education, the spirit of collaboration often lies at the heart of groundbreaking innovations and transformative change. It is a truth universally acknowledged that teamwork, when fueled by dedication and… Continue Reading →

Honoring Champions of Organ Donation Awareness at UK Parliament

Donor Research joins Upahaar and Partners at UK Parliament In a momentous event during Organ Donation Week, the University of Brighton’s Donor Research team, represented by Simonne Weeks and student Gunnika, was honored with an award at the UK Parliament…. Continue Reading →

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