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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8-year-old boy becomes first child to receive double hand transplant
Surgeons have successfully performed the world’s first ever bilateral hand transplant on an 8-year-old child following a 10-hour surgical procedure.

Texas Children's Hospital cuts waitlist times for pediatric heart transplant patients
Revised waitlist protocols focus on donor heart size and patients' severity statusLong waitlist times often lead to a higher risk of death for children awaiting heart transplantation.

Researchers identify potential new targets for treating kidney disease
Proteins in the Wnt signaling pathway play a critical role in kidney scarring Proteins in the Wnt signaling pathway help drive kidney scarring that can lead to chronic kidney disease.

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