Bone marrow/PBSC assessments

The HTA regulates bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) donation from adults who lack capacity to consent and children who lack competence to consent under the Human Tissue Act 2004 and the Human Tissue Act 2004 (Persons who Lack Capacity to Consent and Transplants) Regulations 2006 (Regulations).

An Accredited Assessor (AA) must assess such potential donation and a report submitted to the HTA for decision. Following an assessment, AAs submit a report of their assessment to the HTA. The HTA makes the decision whether or not to approve the proposed donation. Further information regarding HTA’s role and accredited assessment can be found in the pages below.