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The HTA was asked to provide information about the number of applications seeking authorisation for paediatric organ donation, and figures for approvals and rejections, since the HTA's inception, or since records began.
The HTA was asked for stats on all organ and tissue donations in the UK between 2011-13.
The HTA was asked how many directed altruistic donations had occured in the UK.
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.
If a donor requests, in advance, to re-direct their organ to a secondary recipient; the HTA would need to be satisfied that there is no duress, coercion and reward involved in the re-direction. For example, a father donating to his child at the same time that his wife also requires a transplant...
This position statement is intended to notify transplant units, donors and recipients of the HTA’s current position.