Sir Roy Calne

On Transplant TV, Sir Roy Calne speaks as part of the official opening of The Newcastle Institute of Transplantation on his work in the field and the advances he has seen throughout his career. Sir Roy is a captivating and driven individual without  whom organ transplantation would not be what it is today.

Sir Roy is also an artist and has expressed his work and patient through his paintings and in a second video, he talks about how art and transplantation can work together.

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Sir Roy Yorke Calne, FRCP, FRCS, FRS, is a British surgeon and pioneer in organ transplantation, He performed the first liver transplantation operation in Europe in 1968.

His surgical procedures also laid claim to many other pioneering successes in his career: the world’s first liver, heart, and lung transplant in 1987; the first intestinal transplant in the U.K. in 1992, and the first successful combined stomach, intestine, pancreas, liver, and kidney cluster transplant in 1994.

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