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This brief guide provides information about post mortem examinations which do not require the body to be opened. These use the same types of imaging equipment used to examine the living, for example patients with cancer, referred to as cross-sectional imaging. Please click on the link below to...
The HTA has developed a useful flowchart that shows you the steps in order to become a living organ donor.
To view the flowchart, please click on the link below.
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 (IA) and a report submitted to the HTA for consideration.
Human tissue is used in scientific and medical research, to improve understanding of how diseases start and progress and what keeps us healthy. Researchers may find different ways of diagnosing disease, or develop new treatments.
Umbilical cord blood may be collected at the time of birth and stored, so that it is available for potential future treatment of the child or another person.
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a living organ donor, please contact your local transplant team who will be able to provide you with more information:Living Donor Coordinator Contact Details England
The Human Tissue Authority regulates living organ donation and transplantation across the UK.
There are a number of different types of living organ donation, some of which involve a donor and recipient coming together either because of a pre-existing relationship or through a third party and others where the donor and recipient(s) are matched by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).