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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Artificial retinas: Promising leads towards clearer vision
A major therapeutic challenge, the retinal prostheses that have been under development during the past ten years can enable some blind subjects to perceive light signals, but the image thus...

Discovery could provide new prevention, treatment option for organ transplant rejection
An international team led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that targeting certain donor cells lowered the risk of organ rejection in mice that underwent...

Modulating dendritic cell movement in spleen could prevent life-threatening immune response in transfusion patients
The spleen's mechanisms for responding to blood-borne antigens mirror those in immune responses in other sites of the body, and could potentially be harnessed to prevent life-threatening immune...


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