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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that additional precautions taken in France following detection of this case of West Nile Virus in October 2015 were no longer in force.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
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.
Licensed establishments are required to meet the standards that are detailed in the HTA’s assessment criteria.
Clinicians and transplant teams are responsible for the overall care of donors and recipients, and for assessing the medical suitability of potential donors.