NHS Blood and Transplant appoints new Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation

Anthony Clarkson is the new Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation.

6 February 2019

NHS Blood and Transplant is pleased to confirm the appointment of Anthony Clarkson as its new Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation.

Anthony is a nurse and a passionate advocate of the work of NHS Blood and Transplant, having worked in a number of areas across the organisation including Blood Donation, Tissues Services and Organ Donation and Transplantation. Anthony has been in post as Interim Director since August 2018.
Anthony ClarksonIn November 2018, Anthony’s achievements were recognised when he was awarded the Health Service Journal’s Clinical Leader of the Year Award.

Speaking about the appointment, Interim Chief Executive, Sally Johnson said:

“I am delighted to confirm Anthony’s appointment. Having worked closely with Anthony for eight years I know that he is deeply committed to saving and improving lives through Organ Donation.

As Assistant Director for Organ Donation and Nursing and as Interim Director, Anthony’s leadership has been instrumental in our work to create a world class Organ Donation service in the UK.

I know that as Director he will lead Organ Donation and Transplantation to further achievements. Everyone in NHSBT joins me in wishing Anthony every success in his new role.”

Commenting on his appointment, Anthony said:

“I am honoured and excited to be appointed to the position of Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation.

The challenge to continue to save and improve the lives of those waiting for an organ transplant by providing excellent care to organ donors and their families has always inspired me.

I look forward to working with the amazing Organ Donation and Transplantation team to continue that work and to support organ donation and transplantation across the UK.”

NHS Blood and Transplant’s ambition is to increase organ donation rates and save the three people a day on average who die because they do not receive the organ transplant that would save their life.

Anthony takes over the Director role from Sally Johnson who has been the interim chief executive but is due to retire in April 2019.

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