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A decade ago it first became possible for individuals in the UK to donate a kidney to someone they did not know, and had never met - this form of living donation is known as non-directed altruistic donation.
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is today issuing a warning to members of the public to be careful when registering to become an organ donor with services other than the Organ Donor Register.
The number of living people donating organs has risen again this year, according to the HTA, the watchdog that assesses all living organ donation cases in the UK.
The HTA has published guidance for hospital and mortuary staff on brain and spinal cord donation.
Contact details for the transplant teams across the country can be found here.
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
The Human Tissue Authority regulates living organ donation and transplantation across the UK.
The guidance below has been written for people who are going to become living organ donors.
It explains what kind of organisation we are, our role in the regulation of all living organ donations, and what you need to know before you donate an organ. This guidance also explains the...
These guides set out your basic rights when dealing with an establishment regulated by the HTA.
Dying Matters hosted its seventh annual Awareness Week, which was an opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. This theme was ‘The Big Conversation’.