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Paul Gibbs: Kidney donation altruist

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 04 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2500


Paul Gibbs, 47, is a specialist in kidney transplantation and director of the transplant programme at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. A strong supporter of altruistic kidney donation, he is a trustee of Give a Kidney, a charity set up in 2011 to promote donation. Numbers of donors have risen swiftly—surprising Gibbs, who initially expected only a few very enthusiastic individuals to be prepared to give up a kidney. He trained at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and did higher surgical training in the Wessex region. He sits on the council of the British Transplantation Society.

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