Entries by BTS Administrator

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, […]

Masters Degree in Transplantation, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

University of Liverpool has launched a suite of 4 modules related to transplantation sciences for transplant surgeons, nephrologists and urologists. Experience in these subspecialties is essential. These modules are offered wholly online study using an interactive electronic platform, which produces a high quality interface for learning and teaching through interactive keynote lectures, discussion board and […]

Statement on media coverage

Statement on media coverage about organ donation and women carrying babies diagnosed with non-survivable conditions In response to a number of media articles implying that women carrying babies with a non-survivable condition will be pressurised into proceeding with their pregnancy in order to donate their babies organs, the British Transplantation Society has issued the following […]

Professor Mike Nicholson to feature in a BBC Lifeline Appeal

Professor Mike Nicholson and his team at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust feature in a BBC Lifeline Appeal due to air on BBC One at 5pm on Sunday 26th July and repeated on Wednesday 29th July on BBC Two at 12pm.   Radio presenter Lauren Laverne hosts the appeal which aims to raise awareness […]

Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020

The British Transplantation Society (BTS) warmly welcomes the publication by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) of their strategic plan, ‘Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020’. This provides an excellent platform on which to develop transplantation services in the UK over the next few years. Professor Anthony Warrens, President of the BTS, commented: ‘This programme of work […]