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The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is today issuing a warning to members of the public to be careful when registering to become an organ donor with services other than the Organ Donor Register.
All establishments licensed under the Human Tissue Act 2004 and the Quality and Safety of Organs Intended for Transplantation Regulations 2012 must review their licensing records and complete a compliance update.The information collected will be used to:
Bill Horne, has been reappointed as the Welsh member of the Human Tissue Authority. Bill has been reappointed for a period of three years from 1 August 2017.
The European Commission is consulting on the EU legislation on blood, tissues and cells.
The HTA’s Triennial Review The HTA’s triennial review was conducted by the Cabinet Office to provide assurance to the Department of Health and the public that the HTA’s functions are still required and that we are operating efficiently.
We are aware of a situation in the North East of England where a number of items of human tissue, retained for criminal justice and coronial purposes over the course of the last 20 years, have been kept for longer than was necessary.
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) was surprised to be named as the respondent in the matter of SW earlier this year – there had been no contact or information from the applicants before the papers were served – on a matter relating to a bone marrow donation involving an individual who it was claim
The HTA has published its annual Business Plan for 2017/18 and a refreshed version of our three-year Strategy.