Living bone donation programme
If you need to have a hip replacement operation, it is possible for you to donate the bone which will be removed during the surgery.
If you are having your hip surgery at one of the hospitals where we offer the Bone Donation During Surgery Programme you should discuss this with a member of the pre-operative assessment team for further advice. Alternatively, please contact us using the link above.
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Testing of bone donors
If you agree to donate your bone you will be tested to ensure that you do not carry certain viruses. This is done simply with a blood sample that will be taken during your operation. The blood test may need to be repeated approximately six months later.
During your operation your surgeon may decide that your bone is not suitable for donation. Should this happen your blood will not be tested.