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.
Cord blood banking survey
More parents are considering banking their baby’s umbilical cord blood. If you have or are considering doing so, we would love you to share your experience of cord blood banking in our survey.
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14 January 2015
The Department of Health is seeking views on a good practice form to help hospitals put in place a process for releasing bodies to funeral directors or the bereaved
5 January 2015
The Human Tissue Authority is recruiting for a Communications Officer.
28 November 2014
The November 2014 edition of the Human Tissue Authority's e-newsletter has been published.
Read the November issue - stories include: Ebola donor deferral guidance, new Authority Members, 2015/16 fees announcement and AAPT conference feedback.
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