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Clinicians and transplant teams are responsible for the overall care of donors and recipients, and for assessing the medical suitability of potential donors.
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.
Under the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019 adults in England are considered potential organ and tissue donors when they die unless they choose to opt-out or are in one of the excluded groups.
What is organ donation?
What can I donate?
What does my religion say?
From today, the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019 introduces a system of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation in England.
These guides set out your basic rights when dealing with an establishment regulated by the HTA.
The following guidance has been produced to bring clarity to the issues surrounding consent for research relating to transplantation where donors are deceased.
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.
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.
In preparation for ODT establishments considering or planning, for transplantation services to resume, we have created this guidance. This is aimed at transplant centres considering using “clean sites” or alternative hospital premises to their base location in order to resume their transplant...