Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Types of donors

Figure 2 provides an overview of the background of research participants who donate relevant material to HTA-licensed research establishments. A large number of donors are either NHS (28%) or private (11%) patients, while relevant material is also donated by establishment staff (26%) or healthy volunteers (29%). 

Figure 2. Types of donors.

Last updated on: 2 Aug 2016