Guidelines and professional resources for the retrieval process
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Organ retrieval is a key element of the Donation and Transplantation pathway. The service is provided by the National Organ Retrieval Service (NORS) teams, who retrieve organs from donors on behalf of transplant centres. In this section, you can find out more information about NORS, the retrieval operation, and the individuals and teams involved in providing the service.
The National Organ Retrieval Services (NORS) teams deliver a high-quality service performing a procedure that is highly challenging, both technically and emotionally.
National Organ Retrieval Services
The National Organ Retrieval Service (NORS) is a vital part of the transplantation pathway, which makes organ transplantation a realistic option for people on the transplant waiting list.
Role of retrieval team
Visit the Clinical Leadership section of the site to understand the role that the retrieval team plays within the organ donation, retrieval and transplantation pathway.