March 2022 Issue 3

Dear BSBMTCT member,


Spring is here – at last some sunnier days and lighter evenings. Unfortunately, Covid-19 seems to be lingering on. For the time being, we need to remain careful and BSBMTCT guidelines continue to be updated accordingly The BSBMTCT adult COVID-19 guidelines have been update (27th March 2022) and uploaded onto our website

Sadly, other global developments will also be having an impact on our activities and services. BSBMTCT, NHSE, Anthony Nolan, EBMT and others have been liaising as to how best to provide support in the crisis in the Ukraine, and many UK transplant and haematology centres have shown their willingness to treat refugee patients should the need arise. The EBMT Annual Meeting needed to be rapidly moved from hybrid to fully virtual as the Prague congress centre was required to accommodate refugees, but was as successful as possible given the circumstances.

 We have some upcoming meetings:

  • BSBMTCT Clinical Trials Sub-committee Meeting – Monday 16th May 2022 – 11-3pm – this will also be a fully virtual event, agenda and dial in details to be shared shortly. Unfortunately we are unable to accept any new proposals at this May meeting. For further information please contact
  • BSBMTCT Advanced Cellular Therapies scientific showcase and sub-committee meeting brings together an exciting programme on Wednesday 29th June 2022. Updates will be sent soon. All welcome and please save the date!

 Commissioners’ report

The 13th Commissioners report preparation is now underway, to be made available in late summer to members that have paid their annual subscription.

National Clinical Impact Awards 2022 are replacing the National Clinical Excellence Awards. The 2022 round opens on Wednesday 27th April 2022. The BSBMTCT is still recognised as a National Nominating Organisation (NNO) and is able to support applicants. Details to apply for support will be circulated soon. More information on the 2022 application process can be found here


Our very best wishes – John Snowden, Kim Orchard, Fiona Dignan, Deborah Richardson, Eduardo Olavarria, & Julia Lee



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