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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 announces four new Authority Members

14 October 2014

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) today announced the appointment of four new (non-executive Board) Authority Members

‘One stop shop’ for advice on regenerative medicine opening for business

13 October 2014

A new ‘one stop shop’ that will provide regulatory advice for those working in the life sciences industry on exciting regenerative medicines has been launched today.

Ebola virus - donor deferral guidance

8 October 2014

The Human Tissue Authority has issued guidance to its human application and organ donation and transplant sectors to mitigate risk of transmission of the Ebola virus.

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.