The BTS Winter Newsletter

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



UK Position Statement on the use of Organs from Hepatitis C Viraemic Donors and Increased Infectious Risk Donors in Hepatitis C Negative Recipients


The British Viral Hepatitis Group has recently issued a position statement on the use of organs from hepatitis C viraemic donors in hepatitis C negative recipients. View the PDF on the BASL website using the link below.


Transplant Natters – The BTS Nursing Newsletter November Issue

Transplant Natters – The British Transplantation Society Nursing Newsletter November Issue is here including the latest news, interviews and more.


Transplant Natters
November 2018 Issue

Transplant Natters
May 2018 Issue


BTS Living Donor Forum & Winter Ethics Symposium 2018


Thursday 15th November
Park Inn by Radisson, York

The BTS Living Donor Forum & Winter Ethics Symposium will come together in Autumn 2018 for a one day meeting on the theme of Directed Altruistic Living Donation.

For the first time ever the meeting will also incorporate the prestigious Hoffenberg Memorial Lecture, which commemorates Sir Raymond “Bill” Hoffenberg’s manifold contributions to medicine and in particular to clinical transplantation. The programme has been chosen to incorporate discussion and debate around the challenges of Directed Altruistic Living Donation, and will include contributions from clinicians and patients, as well as from non-profit organisations that promote living donation.

The meeting takes place on Thursday 15th November at the Park Inn by Radisson, York, and we anticipate that it will attract approximately 100-120 delegates from across the transplantation community.



Registration and Call for Papers for the BTS and NHSBT Joint Congress Now Open

Registration & Call for Papers for The BTS and NHSBT joint congress at the Harrogate Convention Centre from Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th March 2019 is now open.

To find out more information go the Annual Congress area using the link below.



The BTS Autumn Newsletter

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



British Transplantation Society Statement on Consultation to review policy on Organ Donation


“ The last decade has seen significant improvements in the organisation of organ donation and in public awareness of the issues around organ donation and transplantation. The British Transplantation Society is very supportive of any review of policy which may lead to an increase in organ donation and transplantation in the United Kingdom and welcomes the outcome of the consultation on organ donation in England.”

BTS Executive Committee


Patient and Public Advisory Group Registration Form


We are happy to announce that NHSBT’s Patient and Public Advisory Group is now open to registration and kindly invite you to register by clicking the link below.




The 9th International Living Donor Abdominal Conference


Venue: Matera, Italy
Date: 30 August – 1 September 2018

FINAL CALL – Do Not Miss Out!


The 9th International Living Donor Abdominal Conference is being held in Matera, Italy between August 30th and September 1st 2018.

This is an excellent meeting addressing all aspects of both living kidney and liver donation. Topics such as donor and recipient selection, operative techniques and organ preservation are all extensively discussed at a very high level.

In order to encourage participation by the next generation in transplantation, a dedicated and interactive workshop for the Young Professionals in Transplantation is being organised to coincide with this meeting. This will incorporate interesting cases and issues pertinent to training, such as operative techniques and how to deal with unexpected events. This workshop will be organised by the YPT and Education Committees with support from prestigious senior faculty who are attending the main meeting.

Thanks to generous support, bursaries for 20 YPTs have been made available to fund the full cost of attending the workshop, the conference, 3 nights accommodation and catering. If accepted, the applicant will simply have to pay for their air travel to and from Bari, Italy and  transfer to Matera (estimated to be approximately €250).

There are 20 YPT spaces available. Do not miss this opportunity and if you apply, please send an email to with your speciality and level of training, the country that you work in and a brief statement explaining why you would like to apply.

We would like representatives from across Europe and from across all disciplines within transplantation. Please find the workshop and conference programmes attached.

The deadline for applications is Saturday 30th June 2018.

For any further information please contact