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We have revised our guidance on the regulation of bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) donations where the donor is an adult lacking capacity or child without competence to consent.
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.
Once a donor has been deemed medically and clinically suitable to donate by their medical practitioner the donor will be required to attend an independent assessment. An independent assessment is an interview which is carried out by an Independent Assessor (IA) who is trained and accredited by...
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.
This guidance provides information to potential donors, recipients and those setting up websites that aim to bring these people together on how the system works in the UK and issues to consider.
Under the Human Tissue Act 2004, any potential donation of bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) from adults who lack capacity to consent and children who lack competence to consent, must be assessed by an Accredited Assessor (AA) and a report submitted to the HTA for decision.