Who We Are


BBTS at a Glance

The British Blood Transfusion Society (BBTS) is Britain and Ireland’s only society dedicated to supporting Transfusion Professionals.  We are a membership society, professional body and charity committed to the research, development and advanced study of blood transfusion.  We support the professional community by providing career development and learning opportunities, ensuring the constant advancement of the profession.

Our membership base is made up of professionals from across the transfusion community at all levels of their career.  From students hoping to enter the field, to those currently working in transfusion, right through to retired professionals hoping to keep up to date with latest developments. 


How we work  

The Society is governed by the council which is made up of the President, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer, together with the Past President or President Elect and the elected members. 

Other aspects of the society are managed by committees consisting of BBTS members. The day to day running of the society is carried out by the BBTS officers at our Head Office based in Manchester.   

Council also hold an annual general meeting to discuss society business, usually in conjunction with the annual conference and all members of the society are invited to attend.

Mission Statement

BBTS aims to play a leading role in safe and effective transfusion practice by delivering high quality education and training, setting standards and promoting research and development and innovation.