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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.
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.
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a living organ donor, please contact your local transplant team who will be able to provide you with more information:Living Donor Coordinator Contact Details England
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.
The guidance below has been written for people who are going to become living organ donors.
It explains what kind of organisation we are, our role in the regulation of all living organ donations, and what you need to know before you donate an organ. This guidance also explains the...
Clinicians and transplant teams are responsible for the overall care of donors and recipients, and for assessing the medical suitability of potential donors.
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.
This position statement is intended to notify transplant units, donors and recipients of the HTA’s current position.