Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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.

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
A guide for transplant teams and Independent Assessors
About Independent Assessors, including how to become an Independent Assessor
Information about donor decelerations
Guidance for when a translator has been required by an Independent Assessor or Living Donation Coordinator

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