About us

'Surgical techniques for heart and lung transplantation' was jointly created and developed by the UK and Dutch competent authorities on organ transplantation:

  • NHSBT (NHS Blood and Transplant, UK)
  • NTS (Dutch Transplant Foundation, The Netherlands)

The development of the module was led by Claire Williment (NHSBT) and Monique van Maasdam (NTS).

The course was written bij Dr Stephen C. Clark and Dr Michiel E. Erasmus. We are very greatful for their expertise, ideas and experiences. Dr Clark also provided many Powerpoint slides, anatomical drawings and videos of retrieval procedures. He kindly narrated the videos. Dr Erasmus also provided several photographs, the chest X-ray and the videos of the good and bad filled heart.

We would like to thank the following people for their useful advice and feedback on course sections (in alphabetical order):

  • Tanveer Butt
  • Michiel Kuijpers
  • Majid Mukadam
  • James Neuberger
  • Aaron Ranasinghe
  • Marijn Smit
  • Catherine Sudarshan
  • Steve Tsui
  • Caroline van de Wauwer

Most photographs in this module were purchased at canstockphoto.com. Ms Sietske Raaijmakers provided the images of the blood gas machine and clock on the OR.

This e-learning module was technically implemented by: