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This guidance provides information to potential donors, recipients and those setting up websites that aim to bring these people together on how the system works in the UK and issues to consider.
Under the Human Tissue Act 2004, any potential donation of a solid organ or part organ for transplantation must be assessed by an Independent Assessor (IA) and a report submitted to the HTA for consideration.
Umbilical cord blood may be collected at the time of birth and stored, so that it is available for potential future treatment of the child or another person.
The HTA is responsible for assessing all donations of bone marrow or PBSC (these are cells found in the bloodstream which are able to develop into all of the different cell types in blood) from adults who lack capacity to consent and children who lack competence to consent.
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a living organ donor, please contact your local transplant team who will be able to provide you with more information:Living Donor Coordinator Contact Details England
The Human Tissue Authority regulates living organ donation and transplantation across the UK.
The guidance below has been written for people who are going to become living organ donors.
It explains what kind of organisation we are, our role in the regulation of all living organ donations, and what you need to know before you donate an organ. This guidance also explains the...