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!
BGS Transfusion Chairman.
The scientific programme is available to view below:
The social programme will include a light-hearted quiz on the first evening, with the gala dinner on the second evening.
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:
For those joining us for the day, you are entitled to free parking and wifi. Tea, coffee and lunch is also provided.
Due to COVID-19, BGS Transfusion is currently not accepting any more bookings for the 2020 conference.
Please complete the form below to contact a member of the BGS Transfusion Committee.
The BGS Transfusion team all donate their free time to make this conference a possibility.
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: