Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Organ Donation and Transplantation sector guidance

Establishments in the Organ Donation and Transplantation (ODT) should continue to report all incidents that take place. These must continue to be reported to NHSBT within 24 hours of discovery whenever possible. Establishments should consider who is best placed to report incidents and consider whether there is sufficient cover to report incidents in the event of staff shortages or absences.   

We advise that ODT sector establishments keep up to date with NHSBT’s COVID-19 Clinical Advice guidance aimed at clinical staff involved in facilitating organ donation in the UK.

Guidance for transplant centres considering using different premises

We have developed guidance for ODT establishments considering or planning, for transplantation services to resume.

The guidance is aimed at transplant centres considering using “clean sites” or alternative hospital premises to their base location.

Read our guidance for transplant centres considering using different premises.

Last updated on: 18 May 2020