Birmingham Transplant Centre

Birmingham Transplant Centre

University Hospitals Birmingham Charity has launched a brand-new £4 million fundraising appeal to create the Birmingham Transplant Centre.

Work has begun on the new ‘Edmonds Transplant Centre’, which will become a national centre of excellence for organ transplantation in Birmingham, and will be funded by UHB Charity. It will put patient care at the forefront of transplantation and will create a “one stop shop” for patients undergoing organ transplants. The new Centre will bring all the specialist care to patients, including pre-transplant consultations, additional fitness classes before surgery, patient support groups, and rehabilitation classes after surgery.

There are only two hospitals in the UK that carry out all four organ transplants: heart, lung, liver and kidney – the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and Freeman Hospital Newcastle. The organ transplant programme in Birmingham is nearly twice as large as Newcastle’s. 

UHB Charity wants to bring all of the specialist care available to the patient, taking away a huge amount of stress and therefore speeding up recovery time. University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust will be able to offer even more transplants and therefore save even more lives.

To mark its 150th anniversary, A Edmonds & Co Ltd is delighted to be partnering with UHB Charity to help develop the Transplant Centre for patients going through lifesaving treatment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
The Edmonds Transplant Centre will further cement Birmingham’s reputation as a leader in transplantation. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham is the most active Transplant Centre in Europe, carrying out all the major organ transplants with world leading surgeons and cutting edge equipment, but we want to take that further.

The Centre will allow patients to visit just one area of the hospital, bringing all the specialist care to them, including pre-transplant consultations, additional fitness classes before surgery - this has been proven to increase the likelihood of a successful transplant, patient support groups, and rehabilitation classes after surgery. It will also be home to world leading surgeons and researchers who are at the forefront of research and technology extending the success of transplantation.

David Edmonds, Managing Director of A Edmonds & Co Ltd said, “A Edmonds & Co Ltd has been in Birmingham since 1870 and always supports local causes. It gives us great pleasure as a Birmingham employer to be able to provide funding for the local hospital thanks to the support of our staff and customers.”

UHB Charity CEO, Mike Hammond said, “The Edmonds Transplant Centre will make a massive difference for our patients locally and beyond. The incredible funding from A Edmonds & Co Ltd will enable UHB Charity to develop this state-of-the-art centre that will be a one-stop centre for patients throughout their treatment journey. We look forward to it opening towards the end of 2024.”

To help us complete the Centre and support our transplant patients, please donate on the button at the top of the page.

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