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.



Strategy Report

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Tissue regeneration may be easier with new blood vessel method
A new method using patient-derived 3-D scaffolds should make it easier to grow blood vessels that integrate lab-grown organs and tissue into patients.

New way of growing blood vessels could boost regenerative medicine
In addition the technique to grow the blood vessels in a 3D scaffold cuts down on the risk of transplant rejection because it uses cells from the patient.

Donor kidneys may be discarded due to 'weekend effect' at hospitals
Strategies needed to improve system for procuring and utilizing donor kidneys on weekends, report investigators in Kidney International.


Standards and Guidelines