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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.
Contact details for the transplant teams across the country can be found here.
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
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.
IAs act as a representative of the HTA to ensure the requirements of the Human Tissue Act 2004 (The HT Act) and associated Regulations are met in all cases of living organ donation.
Our Codes of Practice and Standards provide practical guidance to professionals carrying out activities within the scope of the HTA’s remit.
We have developed tailored guidance for Independent Assessors (IAs), Accredited Assessors (AAs), Living Donor Coordinators (LDCs) and Stem cell coordinator/Specialist Nurses on COVID-19 related arrangements.
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