Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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Living organ donation figures

  • In 2013/14, the HTA approved 1290 cases of living organ donation, 1242 kidneys and 48 liver lobes. Of these, 124 were non-directed altruistic kidney donors and four were non-directed altruistic liver lobe donors.
  • In 2012/13, the HTA approved 1243 living organ donation cases, 1200 kidneys and 43 liver lobes. Of these, 103 were non-directed altruistic kidney donors and one was a non-directed altruistic liver lobe donor.
  • In 2011/12, the HTA approved 1214 living organ donation cases, 1165 kidneys and 49 liver lobes. Of these, 39 were non-directed altruistic kidney donors.

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