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It is an offence under the Human Tissue Act 2004 (The HT Act) for the donor to receive a reward for donating an organ/part organ.
Clinicians and transplant teams are responsible for the overall care of donors and recipients, and for assessing the medical suitability of potential donors.
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA), on behalf of Scottish Ministers, is responsible for assessing all living organ donation cases that take place in Scotland. The HTA also considers allogeneic donation of regenerative tissue where the donor is under 16 or an adult with incapacity in Scotland.
IAs submit reports using the HTA Portal. This is a secure system which is data protected. The system allows IAs to write their reports electronically, upload supporting documents and save them before submitting them online to the HTA.
This position statement is intended to notify transplant units, donors and recipients of the HTA’s current position.
This form needs to be completed where the assistance of a translator has been required by the Independent Assessor (IA) for the interview. The translator should not be known to either the donor or recipient. It is acceptable for telephone translators to be used.