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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Researchers transplant regenerated oesophagus
Tissue engineering has been used to construct natural oesophagi, which in combination with bone marrow stem cells have been safely and effectively transplanted in rats.

Survey reveals that to be an organ donor, specific attitudes trump general support
Most Americans say they support the idea of organ donation, yet fewer than half of eligible donors ever register, national polls show.

Positive outcomes for hepatitis C transplant patients
New research announced at the International Liver CongressTM 2014 provides new hope for the notoriously difficult-to-treat population of liver transplant patients with recurring hepatitis C (HCV).