Entries by BTS Administrator

BRS Conference Online Survey

Dear Colleagues, Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 BRS Conference and to all who provided helpful feedback. This will be invaluable is helping us to plan future meetings. In addition, we would like to get views about future meetings from a broad range of people across the UK renal community. I would therefore […]

Kidney Research UK Educational Bursaries

Kidney Research UK is pleased to announce the availability of educational bursaries to support the dissemination of research into renal transplantation at European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) Congress 2017. For eligibility criteria and more details please follow this link:  Closing date for applications 4 August 2017.

Alan Ting (1943-2017)

Alan Ting (1943-2017)   Alan Ting who was one of a number of outstanding scientists in the field of histocompatibility and a prominent member of the BTS in the past died suddenly in April 2017. Alan Ting was born in Sydney Australia and after schooling he undertook an Honours degree in Zoology graduating BSc Hons. […]

BTS Response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on Legislation on Organ Donation

“The BTS has submitted a response to the Scottish government’s consultation on legislation on organ donation. The response includes results of the ‘opt out’ survey undertaking at Congress, in which 66% of respondents favour a change in legislation. The response has been written by Antonia Cronin, as Chair of the Ethics Committee, and has agreement […]

Professor Sir Roy Calne pays tribute to Thomas Starzl

Dear BTS member, As you will be aware, the pioneer of transplantation Thomas Starzl died at the weekend.  I am very grateful to Professor Sir Roy Calne for agreeing to write an obituary for the society members, and for writing such a heartfelt piece from someone who knew Tom. Please take time to read it […]

Call for funding for Community Initiatives

  Living Donor Transplantation for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Communities NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) have commissioned the National Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Transplant Alliance to manage the delivery of a Living donor Transplantation Initiative, up until March 2018. The funding of £90,000 is in response to a recent decline in the number of living donor transplantations among BAME (Black, […]