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NHS Blood and Transplant works closely with doctors, nurses and others to monitor the organ donation and transplantation process and ensure that it is as safe as possible. However, as with any medical procedure, there are always risks.

Our Advisory Groups meet regularly to review organ donation and transplant activity and make recommendations on where improvements could be made.

To make best use of the information provided, we recommend that you seek advice from your doctor or nurse.

Licensed UK small bowel transplant units

All hospital transplant units must be licensed by the Human Tissue Authority. Patients are normally referred to their nearest transplant unit, but they may opt to go elsewhere.

 

Selection Policies – how do patients get onto the National Transplant waiting list?

These policies outline how patients are selected for Intestinal transplantation.

 

Allocation policy – how are donated Bowel (Intestinal) organs allocated?

 

Outcomes – what is the outcome after Bowel (Intestinal) transplantation?

There are many factors that will affect how long transplanted bowel (intestinal) organs will last and how long people will live after transplantation.

We publish the outcomes from transplantation (PDF) but please be careful in using this information which applies to the ‘average’ person and not to you. Again, we suggest you discuss this with your doctors.

Further data that may be of interest to the potential transplant candidate: