Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

HTA position statement on the absence of a presumed genetic relationship

This position statement is intended to notify transplant units, donors and recipients of the HTA’s current position.

  1. The HTA recommends that donors are asked to consider whether they wish to be informed if a presumed genetic relationship is revealed to be absent during the transplant work up.
     
  2. The HTA will assess all cases regardless of whether this has been discussed with the donor, although evidence that the donor’s wishes will be/have been followed where the presumed genetic relationship has been found not to exist, may be requested via the Independent Assessor’s report.

If you have any further questions about this position please email: transplants@hta.gov.uk 

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