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Out of 165 establishments, 43% (77) are classified as ‘Academic’, 37% (66) are ‘Commercial’, and 14% (25) are NHS-affiliated establishments. Four licensed establishments are charities and six consider themselves to be in the ‘Other’ category. The ‘other’ category includes government bodies and...
The Human Tissue Act 2004 (Persons who Lack Capacity to Consent and Transplants) Regulations 2006 (Regulations) require that an AA must have conducted separate interviews with the donor, the person giving consent on the donor’s behalf and the recipient in order to gather the material that must...
It is important that the AAs are independent of the transplant unit, the donor, person consenting on behalf of the donor and recipient.
If you are interested in applying to become an AA, but unsure whether you meet the requirements, you should read the AA role specification and contact the Stem Cell Coordinator at your nearest stem cell unit in the first instance.
Under the Human Tissue Act 2004, any potential donation of bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) from adults who lack capacity to consent and children who lack competence to consent, must be assessed by an Accredited Assessor (AA) and a report submitted to the HTA for decision.
The Human Tissue Act 2004 (HT Act) provides the legal framework for bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Cryopreserving tissue - is this different to cryonics? Can stem cells, eggs, sperm and other tissues be cryopreserved for fertility treatment?