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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.

Codes of practice update

The HTA has updated each of our nine codes of practice to reflect recent policy decisions and legal advice, as well as ensure factual accuracy. They can be found on the codes of practice page.


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HTA's Regulators' Code self-assessment

30 September 2014

The Human Tissue Authority has published its self-assessment against the Regulators' Code.

Freedom to speak up review

1 September 2014

Contribute to Sir Robert Francis’ review into creating an open and safe reporting culture in the NHS.

HTA's September e-newsletter published

4 September 2013

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) published the September edition of its e-newsletter today

Currentissue - the HTA e-newsletter

Read the September issue - stories include: board member updates, guidance on disclosing patient data and a blog about working on our Authority.

For journalists

Media releases, resources for journalists and media office contacts.