6 Committee comments

6 Committee comments

6.1 The Committee was advised that clinical follow‑up of donors is mandatory and that this should include attention to their psychological wellbeing.

6.2 The Committee was advised that there were concerns about patients being selected for living‑donor liver transplantation without taking into account the NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Organ Donation and Transplantation Liver Advisory Group's Liver Selection Policy and the British Transplantation Society's guidelines. This is supported by recommendation 1.3 of this guidance update.

6.3 The Committee encourages the NHSBT UK transplant registry to collect and publish long‑term data on donors.

6.4 The Committee noted that techniques for living‑donor liver transplantation have evolved over recent years and continue to do so.

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