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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.
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.
Contact details for the transplant teams across the country can be found here.
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
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.
This position statement is intended to notify transplant units, donors and recipients of the HTA’s current position.
IAs submit reports using the HTA Portal. This is a secure system which is data protected. The system allows IAs to write their reports electronically, upload supporting documents and save them before submitting them online to the HTA.
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
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).