Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Living donation assessments

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA), on behalf of Scottish Ministers, is responsible for assessing all living organ donation cases that take place in Scotland. The HTA also considers allogeneic donation of regenerative tissue where the donor is under 16 or an adult with incapacity in Scotland. Only once HTA approval is in place can these donations go ahead. The Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 (HT...
HTA policy on the steps transplant units should take to prepare living organ donors when it is not possible to transplant their organ
HTA's current position on the absence of a presumed genetic relationship
Further information and resources for living organ donation can be found on the following websites:NHSBTCould I be a living kidney donor?British Transplantation SocietyGive a KidneyThe UK Living Kidney Sharing SchemesCould I be a living liver donor? 
Information for Independent Assessors and Living Donor Coordinators
A guide for transplant teams and Independent Assessors
About Independent Assessors, including how to become an Independent Assessor

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