Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Transplantation Advisory Group

The Transplantation Advisory Group (TAG) is a forum for discussion on issues arising in living and deceased organ donation, in particular:

  • discussion of new policy issues and emerging areas in transplantation
  • identification of revisions required to current HTA or NHSBT policies
  • discussion on the complex ethical issues in transplantation in order to ensure the requirements of the HT Act and associated regulations are met
  • guidance on issues surrounding Independent Assessor (IA) performance, generally identified during the reaccreditation process.

The group's three core functions are to:

  • maintain strategic oversight of living and deceased organ donation
  • provide a forum for debate on sector-specific issues to inform policy decisions and identify work streams/projects
  • report back to the Authority on key issues as necessary.

Full terms of reference are available here (PDF).

Meeting minutes and papers:

Transplantation Advisory Group meeting - October 2016
Transplantation Advisory Group meeting - April 2016
Transplantation Advisory Group meeting - Oct 2015
Transplantation Advisory Group meeting - Feb 2015
Transplantation Advisory Group meeting - May 2014
Transplantation Working Group meeting - February 2013