Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Organ Donation and Transplantation sector guidance

You can find information about how to meet the requirements of the Regulations in our documentary framework.

Codes of Practice

Code F: Donation of solid organs and tissue for transplantation provides information on the statutory and regulatory requirements for anyone working in the ODT sector.

For living donation, the following sections are particularly relevant:

For deceased donation, the following section is particularly relevant:

You can also watch webinar presentations for both Code A and Code F on our website.

Deceased organ donation in Wales

On 1 December 2015, the Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013 came into force in Wales. This introduced a new type of legal consent in Wales called ‘deemed consent’.

You can find out more about deemed consent in the HTA’s Code of Practice on the Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013.

Serious Adverse Events and Reactions (SAEARs)

You must report any Serious Adverse Events or Reactions to NHSBT within 24 hours of discovery.

You can find out more about reporting ODT SAEARs here.