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A decade ago it first became possible for individuals in the UK to donate a kidney to someone they did not know, and had never met - this form of living donation is known as non-directed altruistic donation.
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.
Under the Human Tissue Act 2004, any potential donation of a solid organ or part organ for transplantation must be assessed by an Independent Assessor (IA) and a report submitted to the HTA for consideration.
The Human Tissue Authority regulates living organ donation and transplantation across the UK.
There are a number of different types of living organ donation, some of which involve a donor and recipient coming together either because of a pre-existing relationship or through a third party and others where the donor and recipient(s) are matched by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).
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 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...
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.
Contact details for the transplant teams across the country can be found here.
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)