Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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HTA publishes parents’ guide to cord blood banking

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA), the regulator for human tissue, cells and organs, has today published a cord blood banking guide for expectant parents considering cord blood donation a

Issue date:25 February 2016

Dying Matters Awareness Week – ‘The Big Conversation’

Dying Matters is hosting its seventh annual Awareness Week, which will be an opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda.

Issue date:11 May 2016

The HTA welcomes five new Authority members

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is pleased to announce that five new Board Members have been appointed by the Secretary of State for Health.

Issue date:24 March 2016

Shirley Harrison, former Chair of the HTA, passes away

Shirley Harrison, Chair of the HTA from October 2006 until January 2010, passed away on 25 February 2016.

Issue date:04 March 2016

TODAY: HTA phone problems

The HTA is experiencing phone problems today which mean that you may not be able to get through to us as easily as usual. Please bear with us.

Issue date:19 February 2016

HTA comments on families saying no to deceased organ donation

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) today released figures that highlight the number of families who have said no to a relative donating organs after

Issue date:15 January 2016

HTA announces fees for 2016/17

Today the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) announced that there will be no increase in the 2016/17 annual licence fee for organisations in the post mortem, research, public display, organ donation and transplantation and anatomy sectors.

Issue date:18 December 2015

Read the December edition of the HTA newsletter

The December 2015 edition of our newsletter has been published.

Issue date:17 December 2015

Read the December edition of the HTA newsletter

The December 2015 edition of our newsletter has been published.

Issue date:17 December 2015

HTA seeks new board members

The HTA is looking for five new board members. Applications are welcome from those who meet the requirements of the person specification and have an interest in the work of the HTA.  We are particularly keen to receive applications from people with the following backgrounds:

Issue date:16 November 2015

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