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The HTA was asked to provide information relating to serious adverse events and adverse reactions (SAEARs) in the organ donation and transplantation sector in the year 2015.
A decade ago it first became possible for individuals in the UK to donate a kidney to someone they did not know, and had never met - this form of living donation is known as non-directed altruistic donation.
Issued 2 November 2016
• Designated Individuals (DIs) in the Human Application (HA) sector • Licence contacts in the Organ Donation and Transplantation (ODT) sector
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is today issuing a warning to members of the public to be careful when registering to become an organ donor with services other than the Organ Donor Register.
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.
Mae ein hymgynghoriad wedi dod i ben yn awr.
The consultation on the Code of Practice for the Human Transplantation (Wales) Act has now closed. We are unable to accept any further responses.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who submitted a response.
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.
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.