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



Transplant Natters – The BTS Nursing Newsletter May 2018 Issue

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


Transplant Natters
May 2018 Issue

SaBTO Advisory Committee Recruitment

The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) is currently recruiting for new members.

For more information view the letter below or visit GOV.UK to apply.

The closing date for applications is midday on 6 June 2018.


The BTS Spring Newsletter

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



SaBTO Publish New Guide to the Microbiological Safety of Human Organs, Tissues and Cells used in Transplantation

The committee for the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs has just published a new revision of the guide to the microbiological safety of human organs, tissues and cells used in transplantation, now renamed as the SaBTO Microbiological Safety Guidelines.

The new guidelines are available below and on the SaBTO website.


10 Educational Bursaries for Researchers Presenting at The Transplantation Society (TTS) Congress 2018

Kidney Research UK, in collaboration with Chiesi, is offering 10 educational bursaries for researchers who will be presenting their work at TTS in Madrid this year.

Please note a short deadline of 14th May 2018.


BTS Hepatitis B and Solid Organ Transplantation Guidelines Available for Consultation.

We are pleased to advise that the new ‘BTS Hepatitis B and Solid Organ Transplantation Guidelines’ are available for consultation.

The consultation is open until Wednesday 28th February 2018.

Please disseminate this notification through your networks and return comments to the Chair of the Standards Committee at

The editors wish to thank all those who have contributed to this document for their considerable work and support.