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Dying Matters is hosting its seventh annual Awareness Week, which will be an opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. This year’s theme is ‘The Big Conversation’.
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 Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has commented on newspaper reports of people in UK allegedly offering their organs for sale.
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) assesses all proposed transplants from living organ donors in the UK. If you are considering becoming a a donor, we have plenty of information to help you find out more.
The HTA has published guidance for hospital and mortuary staff on brain and spinal cord donation.
Authority Member, Pamela Goldberg, has written about our work on living organ donation, and the responsibility for the emergency out-of-hours rota on
There are only a few days left to respond to the HTA's consultation on the Code of Practice accompanying the new Human Transplant
This guidance is for people donating organs (living organ donors). It explains what kind of organisation we are, our role in living organ donation from live donors, and what you need to know before you donate an organ. This guidance also explains the Independent Assessment process.