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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)
It is an offence under the Human Tissue Act 2004 (The HT Act) for the donor to receive a reward for donating an organ/part organ.
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.
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).
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...