Sir Roy Calne given lifetime achievement Pride of Britain award
10 October 2014
Pioneer Sir Roy Calne given lifetime achievement Pride of Britain award for breakthroughs in transplant surgery...
When medical student Roy Calne was presented with the case of a man dying from kidney failure in 1950, he asked his senior consultant if anything could be done. The man was about the same age as him and the aspiring surgeon wondered if the patient could receive a kidney transplant, only to be told in no uncertain terms it was impossible. Sir Roy says: "Well, I've always tended to dislike being told that something can't be done. I've always had a somewhat rebellious nature."