BGS Transfusion
BGS Transfusion 2021

BGS Transfusion Conference, April 2021

BGS Transfusion to take place in April 2021

Following the postponement of the 2020 conference, the BGS Transfusion committee are pleased to announce a re-scheduled conference will take place in April 2021.

BGS Transfusion 2021 will take place on the Jubilee Campus, Nottingham University from 19th April to 21st April 2021. All lectures, meals and accommodation will be on site within easy walking distance. The whole campus is fully disabled compliant and adapted bedrooms are available.

Jubilee Campus is easily accessible by major road links (M1), rail links (Nottingham) and air links (East Midlands Airport), situated within the beautiful, vibrant city of Nottingham.

The conference will follow its usual format with cutting edge lectures, workshops and case studies - we've even dedicated a session to the Covid-19 pandemic and the NHS response. Being on campus there will be plenty of chance for that all important networking. There will also, this time, be a chance to hear from our commercial colleagues during some short presentations on new developments within their companies.

There is also the opportunity for you to have a poster displayed and obtain a discount to attend the full event, as well as the opportunity to present by submitting an abstract. The event will be supported by a Commercial Exhibition and on site social events.

Delegates will have free access to the on site gym and swimming pool on University Campus.

BGS Transfusion is to be held on:

19th - 21st April 2021

Covid-19 Statement

The BGS Committee are monitoring all government guidance relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and, as such, will be implementing appropriate precautions for the duration of the conference in 2021.

We have reserved rooms with a maximum occupancy far exceeding the predicted number of delegates, therefore enabling adequate social distancing.


Monday 19th April

Session Sponsored by Labcold

Tuesday 20th April

Wednesday 21st April

Social Events

The social programme will include a light-hearted quiz on the first evening, with the gala dinner on the second evening.


  • Full Package
  • Access to all sessions
  • Overnight Bed and Breakfast accomodation
  • Lunch and Evening meals - including access to conference dinner
  • Complimentary car parking for duration of the conference
  • Use of swimming pool and gym
  • Complimentary WiFi across the campus
  • Total price

    £ 480

    per delegate
  • Part Packages
  • Monday Day Delegate (14:00 - 17:30)
  • Monday Evening Meal and Quiz
  • Tuesday Day Delegate (09:00 - 17:30)
  • Tuesday Conference Dinner
  • Wednesday Day Delegate (09:30 - 15:00)
  • Bed and Breakfast rate (Monday or Tuesday night)
  • Subsidised Places and Poster Presenters
  • The following groups of staff are eligible for a subsidised place:

    Newly Qualified Staff
    Staff returning to work after a break
    Staff becoming multidisciplinary where haematology/transfusion isn't your natural discipline
  • If you have a poster to present at the conference, you may also be eligible for a discounted place.
    This years poster categories are:

    Patient Safety
    Use of Blood Components and Products
    Serology / New technology
  • Total price

    £ 380

    per delegate
  • Covid-19 Abstract Application
  • We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for individuals who would like to present.

    If you have been involved in the Covid-19 response and have changed practice as a result, we would like to hear from you!
  • We would like to invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at BGS Transfusion 2021. Successful applicants will be offered a half-price place if presenting. Alternatively, we may offer you a poster presentation slot, at £100 off the full price package.
  • Closing date for applications:

    30th November 2020
  • Total price

    £ 240

    per delegate

On-Site Facilities

Atrium Bedroom

Set within its own peaceful lakeside grounds only two miles from the vibrant city of Nottingham, the Jubilee Conference Centre and hotel provides the perfect environment for the BGS Transfusion Conference.

Each full package will include:

  • Full access to all lectures and breakout sessions
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Tea and coffee during session breaks
  • Complimentary car parking for the duration of the conference
  • Single en suite study bedroom with towels and complimentary toileteries
  • Tea and coffee in your room
  • Free Wifi throughout the campus
  • Coffee Shop
  • Mini-market for those forgotten essentials!
  • Cash Machine
  • Use of swimming pool and gym
  • The campus is fully accessible, with accessable rooms available on request - contact us for more information

For those joining us for the day, you are entitled to free parking and wifi. Tea, coffee and lunch is also provided.


Apply to attend BGS Transfusion 2021

Click here for secure online application for
BGS Transfusion 2021

Downloadable Application Forms

Full Booking Form Poster Application Subsidised Place Oral Presentation Application
2021 Full Booking Form 2021 Poster Booking Form 2021 Subsidised Application 2021 Oral Application

Contact Us

Please complete the form below to contact a member of the BGS Transfusion Committee.

Meet the Committee

The BGS Transfusion team all donate their free time to make this conference a possibility.




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Conference Charity

The charity chosen by the BGS committee is Harvey's Gang.

Harvey's Gang provides ill children with tours of the blood transfusion and other laboratories.

Harvey's gang started with Harvey Buster Baldwin, who passed away on October 6, 2014. Harvey became ill with acute myeloid leukaemia at age six. He ended up spending many weeks in hospital. Whilst spending time at Worthing Hospital, (West Sussex, England) Harvey was curious about the vacuum air tube which would take his blood to Pathology. The children's ward arranged for Harvey to visit the laboratories.

Harvey enjoyed his time in the laboratories and got to wear a lab coat and badge with trainee biomedical scientist written on it. His mum said “He really enjoyed his tour,” His father added “To give him that insight was absolutely marvellous and it made him, as well as us, understand why it takes so long to process blood.” A year later Harvey sadly lost his battle with leukaemia.

You can find out more information on Harvey's Gang here:

Trade Partners

With thanks to the following trade partners for their support of the 2021 conference:

Immucor Labcold BBTS Contronics Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Haemonetics SHOT CSL Behring NHS Blood and Transplant MSoft Grifols

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