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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.
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.
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.
Under the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019 adults in England are considered potential organ and tissue donors when they die unless they choose to opt-out or are in one of the excluded groups.
From today, the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019 introduces a system of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation in England.
These guides set out your basic rights when dealing with an establishment regulated by the HTA.
The Human Tissue Act 2004 (HT Act) provides the legal framework for bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The use of video conferencing platforms
We are supporting the use of video conferencing for interviews during this period of time. Equally, if your centre feels they can safely facilitate face to face interviews in line with Government guidance, then that is a decision for you to make.