Maria Irene Bellini is a Transplant Surgeon based in Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (UK). Her main clinical and research works involves living kidney donation and machine perfusion technology. She is a Board Member of the Vanguard Committee of the European Fellows in Transplant Surgery, Board Member of EKITA, Board member of the ESOT Education Committee and Lead for the Education Transplant live e-platform. She is also an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Maria Irene received the #ESOTTrustedPartner award at the ESOT congress in 2017 for her activity in sharing transplant related information through social media and she is currently one of the administrators for the EKITA twitter account and the social media editor of Transplant International, the official journal of ESOT.