Welcome to The British Transplantation Society

The British Transplantation Society (the BTS) is the professional voice of transplantation in the UK, representing all the varied disciplines in transplantation including clinicians, nurses, pharmacists, scientists involved both in basic research and in histocompatibility laboratories, ethicists and other professions allied to medicine.

The BTS was formed in 1972 and its membership is open to all professionals working in the field of transplantation. It hosts an annual congress for its members, and also runs a variety of meetings throughout the year including an annual ethics conference, live donation conference, and training workshops.

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Heart failure: transplantation of animal organs into human patients 'more viable'
With many more patients requiring heart transplants than there are available donor hearts, transplanted animal organs may provide a viable alternative.

Broader organ sharing won't harm liver transplant recipients
New research shows that broader sharing of deceased donor livers will not significantly increase cold ischemia time (CIT) - the time the liver is in a cooled state outside the donor suggesting that...

Black women less likely than black men to consider receiving living donor kidney transplants
Among black kidney failure patients undergoing dialysis, women are much less likely than men to want to receive kidney transplants from living donors, despite more offers from family and friends.