About the BTS

The British Transplantation Society is the professional voice of transplantation in the UK.

It is the only Society that represents all professionals involved in transplantation in the UK and we strongly encourage all those working in this field to become members to enable us to be truly representative of our wide community.

The BTS is actively involved in developing national policy; commenting to the media on all issues relating to organ donation and transplantation; and, of course, developing the scientific, clinical and ethical practices that we all work to on a daily basis.

The voice of transplantation professionals in the UK, providing leadership, representation and guidance for the benefit of our patients

This purpose is supported by five strategic objectives:



To advance scientific and clinical research and innovation relevant to the practice of transplantation.



To influence public opinion and operational strategy relevant to transplantation.



To promote excellence in professional standards and ethics across the multi-disciplinary transplant community.



To contribute to the advancement of transplantation, from organ donation to long-term follow up, to maximize patient and graft outcomes for all organs.


To support transplant professionals to sustain individual and workforce resilience.

BTS Membership

Our membership is open to everyone working professionally in the field of transplantation, whatever your role. It includes clinicians from a wide range of specialities, basic scientists, scientists working in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, nurses, donor coordinators, professions allied to medicine and ethicists and more.

There are significant opportunities and professional benefits for members and we strongly encourage all those working in the field to join us to ensure that we are truly representative of the sector and to help make our voice even stronger.

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“Our vision is to be the professional voice of transplantation in the UK, representing all the disciplines of the transplantation community and developing scientific, clinical and ethical practice for the benefit of patients.”

“The aim of the Society is to advance the study of the biological and clinical problems of tissue and organ transplantation, to facilitate contact between persons interested in transplantation, and to make new knowledge available to any person for the general good of the community.”