ODT structures and standards

The Organ Donation & Transplantation (ODT) directorate of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) support transplantation in a number of ways. ODT receives referrals of potential organ donors, employs the Specialist Nurses in Organ Donation, coordinates the matching and offering of transplants to potential recipients, commissions the National Organ Retrieval Service and collects data on transplant outcomes for the National Transplant Database

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)

NHSBT is a special health authority supporting organ transplantation across the UK and blood transfusion in England. The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS), the All Wales Blood Service (AWBS) and Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service (NIBTS) support blood transfusion in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland respectively. NHSBT is funded by and accountable to the four Departments of Health in the UK government and devolved administrations.

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