Alumni Award for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences - Sponsored by Medtronic
Dr Dapo Odumeru MBE, Regional Quality Assurance Manager, NHS Blood and Transplant

Originally from Nigeria, Dr Dapo Odumeru attended Kings Hospital in Dublin. From there he attended University of Galway, receiving his BSc in Microbiology, followed by a PhD in Pharmacology from UCD. He also played rugby for both University of Galway, Connaught under 20s, UCD and Irish Universities. After moving to the UK, Dr Odumeru became Regional Quality Assurance Manager at the NHS Blood and Transplant Division, and founded Blood for Life, an organisation that raises awareness of the need for more blood and organ donors from the African, Asian, and Caribbean communities. In recognition of this work, he received an MBE in 2016 from Queen Elizabeth.