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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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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.

'Amazing people who do good things' HTA Board Member blog

27 August 2014

Pamela Goldberg blogs about her time serving as a Member on the the Human Tissue Authority Board

One year on: HTA addresses all McCracken recommendations

13 August 2014

The Human Tissue Authority has addressed all seven of the recommendations that it was set by Justin McCracken

Currentissue - the HTA e-newsletter

Read the August issue, code of practice revisions, the Care Act receiving royal assent, living donation figures, sector specific news and more.

For journalists

Media releases, resources for journalists and media office contacts.