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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.
This is an explanation of the measures that transplant units should take when preparing living organ donors for the very rare possibility that their organ/part organ (which is otherwise transplantable), cannot be transplanted into the intended recipient. The purpose of this process is to ensure...
In part, the Human Tissue Act 2004 was introduced to ensure that l
Further information and resources for living organ donation can be found on the following websites:NHSBT
7 December 2015 update: The French Competent Authority issued an update to itsalert. The update noted that additional precautions taken in France following detection of this case of West Nile Virus in October 2015 were no longer in force.
Issued 27 November 2015