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NHS Blood and Transplant today launches the year-long national campaign, ‘Pass it on’, to increase awareness and understanding of the new organ donation law, which comes into place next year, across England.
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.
On December 1 2015, Wales became the first country in the UK to implement a ‘soft opt-out’ system for organ donation. Earlier this year we learnt that this has significantly increased consent rates for deceased donation when compared with England. At the time of the law change consent rates in...
Organ Donation Week will run from Monday 2 September to Sunday 8 September.
The HTA licenses and audits transplant centres that undertake organ donation and transplantation across the UK.
The Department of Health and Social Care has published guidance for industry and organisations involved in health and care about plans for a no-deal Brexit.