Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

The HTA referral process

Before a transplant takes place, a donor and recipient must both receive a full medical work-up to determine whether they are suitable to undergo the procedure. The decision about whether a person is medically fit and suitable as a living bone marrow or PBSC donor is made by the patient’s clinicians and transplant unit.

The Stem Cell Coordinator (SCC) will organize the interviews at a time that is suitable to the donor, the person consenting on the donor’s behalf, the recipient and the Accredited Assessor (AA). The SCC will also organize a translator or any other special requirements if they are needed.

Last updated on: 23 Oct 2017