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 […]
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The first ‘Getting it Right First Time’ (GIRFT) report, published by Professor Tim Briggs suggested that changes could be made to improve pathways of care, patient experience, and outcomes – with significant cost savings, and this approach now forms a key part of the roll-out of the recommendations in Lord Carter’s report (February 2016) in […]
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, […]
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 […]
Applications for the European Diploma in Transplant Medine are now open. Further information is available here.
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 […]
At the first meeting of the BTS executive following on from a very successful Congress in Bournemouth in March 2015, it was decided that a review of the strategy of the Society was timely.
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 […]
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 […]
Living donor transplantation (LDT) is now established practice in the UK and represents 38% of overall solid organ transplant activity. The safety and welfare of living donors is paramount. Living donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) accounts for 97% of LDT activity and is justified on the basis of excellent patient and transplant outcomes, low donor risk […]