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The Human Tissue Authority has seen a huge rise in the number of people approved to give organs to someone they do not know

Issue date: 16 May 2013

The number of altruistic donors, people giving organs to someone they do not know, approved by the Human Tissue Authority has almost trebled in the last year.

During 2012/13, the HTA approved 104 ‘non-directed’ cases, compared to 38 in 2011/12. The HTA assesses all proposed transplants to ensure donors are aware of any risks and that they haven’t been pressurised or offered any reward to donate.

To read the full report please go to the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) website here
http://www.hta.gov.uk/newsandevents/htanews.cfm/1143-Huge-rise-in-altruistic-donor-numbers–says-HTA.html

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