Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Types of donors

We asked establishments to provide us with details on the types of donors that participate in research. The data we received shows that NHS patients (27%), healthy volunteers (26%) and establishment staff (24%) make up the majority of the types of donors. Private patients make up 12% and 11% selected the ‘Other’ category. The other category included students, imported material and third-party suppliers.

Last updated on: 28 Mar 2019