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Guidance

Reports and information on what you need to know about organ donation.

 

Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) and Organ Transplantation

20/08/15
Following an increase in the number of reported cases of hepatitis E arising from infection acquired in the UK, the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) is assessing the implications of HEV infections and any actions that can be taken to lower the risk in the context ...
 

Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) Guidance on the microbiological safety of human organs, tissues and cells used in transplantation

13/08/15
This guidance updates and replaces the document issued in 2000 by the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Blood Tissues and Organs for Transplantation.
 

Requested allocation of a deceased donor organ

25/10/13
Detailing the circumstances when a request to a close relative or friend could be considered when there are exceptional circumstances.
 

Guidance on the allocation of organs for transplant

31/12/10
Guidance issued to the NHS blood and transplant service.
 

Organ donation for coroners and donor coordinators working with coroners

30/03/10
Important information for coroners and donor coordinators to know.
 

Legal aspects of increasing donation rates from non-heart beating organ donors

20/11/09
The DoH view of the legal position in relation on what can be lawfully undertaken prior to death.
 

Options for changes to the organ donation system in Wales

26/10/09
This report is the result of a consultation exercise on organ donation.