Launch of the Organ Donation and Transplantation 2030 Strategy: Meeting the Need

A ten-year vision for organ donation and transplantation in the United Kingdom.

Increasing consent rates for organ donation and making the most of donated organs for transplant are the two key aims set out in a new UK wide organ donation strategy.


The BTS Spring 2021 Newsletter

The British Transplantation Society Spring 2021 Newsletter is here including the latest news, reports and events.



ESOT Sections & Committees – Call for Nominations 2021



We are delighted to announce that our Sections & Committees have opened a number of opportunities to join the boards:

We encourage you to get involved in your preferred Section/Committee by submitting your nominations and exercising your right to vote!

If you have any doubts about your affiliation or any other inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Anne Dissing (





Optimising Kidney Utilisation Virtual Course – King’s College London

Date: Wednesday 16th June 2021

Application deadline: 07 June 2021

This new virtual course has been designed for transplant surgeons and nephrologists with an interest in deceased donor kidney transplantation. This will be the first course in the UK dedicated to organ utilisation issues.

Decisions on whether to accept or decline a deceased donor kidney transplant offer, and who best to implant an organ into, are challenging and complex. This course aims to provide a framework and evidence-base in how to approach these decisions.

The course will be hosted by clinicians from Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT): Mr Chris Callaghan (consultant transplant surgeon), Mr Jonathon Olsburgh (consultant transplant surgeon) and Dr Rachel Hilton (consultant nephrologist). They will be joined by other consultants from the Trust and across the UK.

For general queries or booking information, please contact Shaleem Grant (

For queries on course content, speaker and any other academic concerns, please contact Mr Chris Callaghan (

For more details on the programme, fees and application, please visit:



The BTS Autumn 2020 Newsletter

The British Transplantation Society Autumn 2020 Newsletter is here including the latest news, reports and events.



BTS Winter Ethics Symposium 2020 Online Event




This year’s Winter Ethics Symposium will be held online on Thursday 3 December and will be entitled ‘Inequalities in Transplantation’.

As we face the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, questions around equity of access to transplantation are becoming more important than ever. The programme will incorporate the Hoffenberg Memorial Lecture, and will examine issues including:

  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on equality of access to healthcare
  • The impact of deprivation on health inequalities – and the duties of transplant professionals
  • Health inequalities in BAME communities, and institutional racism in the NHS
  • The role of organ allocation schemes in ensuring equity of access to transplantation

The meeting will be run using the Zoom platform. Please see participant guidelines to ensure the best audience experience.