Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Specified Type B Procedures) (Scotland) Regulations: analysis of consultation responses

Analysis of responses to a consultation held on the proposed content of the Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Specified Type B Procedures) (Scotland) Regulations.


1. In 2018/19, there was 30 DCD donors in Scotland. Donation following diagnosis of death by neurological criteria (brain death) (DBD donation) accounts for the majority of deceased donation in Scotland and the rest of the UK. In 2018/19 there were 68 DBD donors in Scotland. (

2. X-ray, ultrasound and transthoracic echocardiography are all specified as Type A pre-death procedures provided they are carried out without moving the patient from their existing location. The consultation paper proposed that, along with MRI and CT scans, these imaging techniques will be specified as a Type B procedure where



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