Department Of Health
The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) reviewed evidence including the outcomes of transplants in the UK of organs from donors who had cancer or a history of cancer. They drew up a series of recommendations, and categorised a number of cancers according to their risk of transmission to the recipient of an organ transplant.
SaBTOs findings and recommendations will help transplant surgeons to decide whether transplanting a particular organ would be in their patients best interests. It could enable surgeons and patients to use with confidence some organs they might otherwise hesitate to accept.