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Issued 2 November 2016
• Designated Individuals (DIs) in the Human Application (HA) sector • Licence contacts in the Organ Donation and Transplantation (ODT) sector
A decade ago it first became possible for individuals in the UK to donate a kidney to someone they did not know, and had never met - this form of living donation is known as non-directed altruistic donation.
The HTA was asked to provide information relating to serious adverse events and adverse reactions (SAEARs) in the organ donation and transplantation sector in the year 2015.
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that additional precautions taken in France following detection of this case of West Nile Virus in October 2015 were no longer in force.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
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.
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.
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 position statement is intended to notify transplant units, donors and recipients of the HTA’s current position.