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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30 January 2014
The Human Tissue Authority has responded to a Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into blood, tissue and organ screening
22 January 2014
The Human Tissue Authority has published the January edition of its e-newsletter.
20 January 2014
In collaboration with the MRC UK Brain Bank Network, the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has published guidance on brain and spinal cord donation.
Read the January issue, including our latest survey into public confidence in regulation, fees, updates on our living organ donation work and sector specific news, advice and guidance.
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