Sally Johnson, Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation at NHS Blood and Transplant said:
"NHS Blood and Transplant has been made aware of a web based business, Organ Tree Ltd, offering payment for deceased organ donation. We have absolutely no association with this business.
“NHS Blood and Transplant is the organ donation organisation for the UK and we are responsible for matching and allocating donated organs. We wish to make it clear that deceased organ donation in the UK is an altruistic act. Giving or receiving payment or reward for organ donation is illegal.
“Organ donation in the UK is regulated by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), who offer the following advice¹.
“If you wish to help someone after death by donating your organs join the NHS Organ Donor Register and let your family know of your decision. www.organdonation.nhs.uk "