The HTA is responsible for assessing all organ donations from living people and bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) donations from adults who lack capacity to consent and children who lack competence to consent.
Organ donations from living people
The HTA assesses all transplants involving living people using an independent assessment process. Potential donors are interviewed by an Independent Assessor (IA) who submits a report to the HTA. IAs act on behalf of the HTA and act as a representative of the donor.
More information about the IA process is available from the Independent Assessors page.
You can also read about the HTA's role in deceased organ donation.
Bone marrow donations
The HTA is responsible for assessing all donations of bone marrow or PBSC (these are cells found in the bloodstream which are able to develop into all of the different cell types in blood) from adults who lack capacity to consent and children who lack competence to consent. Potential donors and the person/s acting on the donor's behalf are interviewed by an Accredited Assessor (AA) who submits a report to the HTA.
More information about the AA process is available from the Accredited Assessors page.
Please use the links on the left of this page to access information for the transplant sector. This includes the HTA's codes of practice on the Donation of solid organs for transplantation and the Donation of allogeneic bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cells for transplantation.
Updated March 2012