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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A UCSF-led team has developed a technique to build tiny models of human tissues, called organoids, more precisely than ever before using a process that turns human cells into a biological equivalent...

An ounce of prevention: Research advances on 'scourge' of transplant wards
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Cell transplantation procedure may one day replace liver transplants
Multi-layered sheet of liver cells transplanted to damaged liver improves function in test animalsLiver transplantation is currently the only established treatment for patients with end stage...


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