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 about the organisations that we license and inspect, and organ, bone marrow and body donations. Read our advice and guidance including codes of practice, policies and information about the laws we work under.
16 May 2013
The Human Tissue Authority has seen a huge rise in the number of people approved to give organs to someone they do not know
16 May 2013
The Human Tissue Authority assesses all proposed transplants from living organ donors
1 May 2013
The Human Tissue Authority has responded to a Government consultation on reforms of the coroner system.
Keep up-to-date with our news
Read the April issue of our e-newsletter, including an update on the future of the HTA, news of recent HTA events, a change in the regulation of microscope slides and feedback from our annual activity data collection.
Media releases, resources for journalists and media office contacts.