Shibu Chacko MBE

11th Dec 2019

Shibu was awarded a MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for the work he did with the promotion of organ donation among the minority communities in the UK. He was a Specialist Nurse with NHS Blood and Transplant and Community Volunteer and he received his award at Buckingham Palace on 5th December  2019.

He worked as a Specialist Nurse in Organ Donation with NHS Blood and Transplant in the South East Region of England. His  work took him to many  hospitals and critical care units across the UK to support families and hospital staff through the organ donation process and act as the key point of contact for organ donation within the hospital.

Prior to working as a SNOD, Shibu worked in the Critical Care Outreach Team at Medway Hospital in Kent, and he was a BACCN memeber for many years, including  being on the Southern Region, Regional  Committee

In parnership with St. George's University of London, he developed the world's first course on organ donation for healthcare professionals to understand the key processes in organ donation. This course has the endorsement of NHS Blood and Transplant as an approved programme of study. All healthcare professionals can access the course at

Shibu says:

“I really am very grateful and feel very humbled by this recognition. I feel deeply privileged doing the job I do and I am passionate about creating an understanding of organ donation in the BME communities. Throughout my career, I have been privileged to meet and be supported and inspired by so many extraordinary people and to that extend this appointment as MBE is much about their contribution as it is my own. I am deeply proud to work for the NHS and in public service, and would like to pay tribute to my wonderful family who supported me in all I do...”

Catherine Plowright   

BACCN Professional Advisor

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