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The Human Tissue Authority is committed to seeking feedback from people we work with. The aim of the Independent Assessor (IA) survey was to receive a comprehensive overview of the IA system.
Our Codes of Practice and Standards provide practical guidance to professionals carrying out activities within the scope of the HTA’s remit.
We have created separate documents that provide additional guidance for our licensing Standards for Codes B, C, D and E.
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.
The Human Tissue Authority’s (HTA) role in living organ donation is to ensure that there has been no reward sought or offered for the organ donation and to provide an independent check to help protect the interests of living organ donors.
Further information and resources for living organ donation can be found on the following websites: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 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.