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BGS Transfusion Conference, April 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Published 18.03.2020:

In line with government guidance and in awareness of the need to preserve NHS Services during this difficult time, the BGS Transfusion committee have taken the hard but inevitable decision to postpone BGS Transfusion 2020.

We are working with Nottingham University to find a suitable future date, provisionally April 2021.

We apologise for the inconvenience this will inevitably cause but this action, in line with government guidance, is necessary to protect you as healthcare staff and the valuable service you offer.

On behalf on the BGS Transfusion Committee, we hope to see you in 2021!

Kind regards

Ben Holmes
BGS Transfusion Chairman.


The scientific programme is available to view below:

Monday 27th April

Session Sponsored by Labcold

Tuesday 28th April

Wednesday 29th 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

    £ 460

    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

    £ 360

    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 in April 2020.

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 2020

Due to COVID-19, BGS Transfusion is currently not accepting any more bookings for the 2020 conference.

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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Trade Liaison: Jon Barkley -> Email me

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 2020 conference:

Immucor Contronics BBTS Tutela Labcold Ortho Clinical Diagnostics SHOT CSL Behring Haemonetics NHS Blood and Transplant Deva Medical AB Scientific MSoft

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