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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After lung transplantation: Go back to work and feel better
Returning to everyday life and resuming work in one's regular occupation are common goals of transplant patients, yet not all who undergo lung transplantation can go back to work.

30-year-old Russian man volunteers for world's first human head transplant
Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old computer scientist with a rare genetic muscle wasting disease, is to become the first person to undergo the world's first human head transplant.

Standard nursing assessments improve ability to predict survival in cirrhosis patients
Patients hospitalized with advanced cirrhosis, a chronic and degenerative disease of the liver, are at increased risk of death.


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