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Sir Roy Calne: A tribute by Mike More, Chair of CUH

Sir Roy Calne standing next to a portrait of himself

Mike More, Chair of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH), said: “On behalf of Cambridge University Hospitals, I offer my deepest condolences to the family of Professor Sir Roy Calne. He was a true pioneer of transplant surgery, not only carrying out many UK, European and World firsts in surgery but also inspiring future generations of clinicians.

“On 2 May 2018, 50 years after he conducted Europe’s first successful liver transplant, we were delighted to welcome him back to Addenbrooke’s Hospital to help launch a £250,000 appeal by Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust to trial and run a new perfusion machine. Then in 2021, we were honoured to name our Addenbrooke’s Transplant Unit after him.

“Sir Roy leaves behind a truly amazing legacy and many of our staff will remember him with fondness for his vision and genuine kindness. We will all miss him very much.”