Living donation assessments
Under the Human Tissue Act 2004, any potential donation of a solid organ or part organ for transplantation must be assessed by an Independent Assessor and a report submitted to the HTA for consideration. The HTA trains and accredits Independent Assessors (IAs) to assess certain types of living organ transplantation in the UK.
Once accredited by the HTA, IAs act as a representative of the HTA. IAs interview donors and recipients and provide a report HTA. The HTA must ensure the requirements of the Human Tissue Act 2004 have been met and makes the decision whether or not to approve each proposed donation.