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...
Information for Independent Assessors and Living Donor Coordinators
 Transplant units must use the updated template referral letter provided here when referring a case to the HTA. Please note that we will not accept the old referral letter template.  Review of the template referral letter The HTA has reviewed the current template referral letter to promote greater consistency, reduce variability, and to ensure that all referral letters...
Guidance for when a translator has been required by an Independent Assessor or Living Donation Coordinator
HTA policy on the steps transplant units should take to prepare living organ donors when it is not possible to transplant their organ

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