Taking Organ Utilisation to 2020
Working in collaboration with the transplantation and donation communities, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has developed 'Taking Organ Utilisation to 2020'.
This strategy sets out the improvements that could be made across the donation and transplantation pathway to ensure that as many organs as possible are safely transplanted. This is not always necessarily down to NHSBT, on the Transplant side, NHSBT is responsible for developing patient selection criteria and organ allocation policies. The responsibility for deciding whether an organ should be accepted for transplant falls to Transplant Units. Nevertheless, NHSBT does have responsibility for ensuring the transplant teams have the information and support they need to feel confident in accepting more organs.