With the interests of the public and those we regulate at the centre of our work, we aim to maintain confidence by ensuring that human tissue is used safely and ethically, and with proper consent. We regulate organisations that remove, store and use tissue for research, medical treatment, post-mortem examination, teaching and display in public. We also give approval for organ and bone marrow donations from living people.
Our regulatory work
Find out more about the organisations that we licence and inspect, and body, bone marrow and organ donations. Read our advice and guidance including codes of practice, policies and information about the laws we work under.
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22 April 2014
Human Tissue Authority regulatory alert 001/2014 - regarding controlled rate freezers
11 April 2014
The Human Tissue Authority has published its 2014/15 business plan and its three-year strategies
4 April 2014
The 2014 AAPT conference, including a speaker from the Human Tissue Authority, will be held in Newcastle in September.
Read the March issue, including how we're working with other organisations and parliament, updates on our living organ donation work and sector specific news, advice and guidance.
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