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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.
The HTA is responsible for assessing all donations of bone marrow or PBSC (these are cells found in the bloodstream which are able to develop into all of the different cell types in blood) from adults who lack capacity to consent and children who lack competence to consent.
If you are interested in finding out more about living donation in your area, please contact your local transplant team.Living Donor Coordinator Contact Details England
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.
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.
Coroners are independent judicial officers, appointed and paid for by local authorities, who are responsible for investigating violent, unnatural or sudden deaths of unknown cause.
Unnatural or sudden deaths include: