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This position statement is intended to notify transplant units, donors and recipients of the HTA’s current position.
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...
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.
Clinicians and transplant teams are responsible for the overall care of donors and recipients, and for assessing the medical suitability of potential donors.
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.
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.
HTA-licensed establishments in the Post Mortem sector are required to report incidents (HTARIs), and those in the Human Application and Organ Donation and Transplantation sectors are required to report serious adverse events or reactions (SAEARs), as part of their licensing with us.
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that additional precautions taken in France following detection of this case of West Nile Virus in October 2015 were no longer in force.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
Issued 2 November 2016
• Designated Individuals (DIs) in the Human Application (HA) sector • Licence contacts in the Organ Donation and Transplantation (ODT) sector
The following guidance has been produced to bring clarity to the issues surrounding consent for research relating to transplantation where donors are deceased.