Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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Compliance Updates 2017

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:

Issue date:26 July 2017

HTA Position on Matching Websites

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.

Issue date:07 August 2017

Bill Horne reappointed as Welsh member of the Human Tissue Authority

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.

Issue date:26 June 2017

European Commission consultation regarding EU legislation on blood, tissues and cells

The European Commission is consulting on the EU legislation on blood, tissues and cells.

Issue date:21 June 2017

HTA Triennial Review Published

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.

Issue date:20 April 2017

HTA Statement on the Retention of Human Tissue by Police Forces in the North East

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.

Issue date:13 April 2017

HTA Response to the Court of Protection Judgment ‘In the matter of SW’

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

Issue date:12 April 2017

HTA Business Plan and Strategy published

The HTA has published its annual Business Plan for 2017/18 and a refreshed version of our three-year Strategy.

Issue date:07 April 2017

HTA launches updated Codes of Practice and Standards

Today we have launched our updated Codes of Practice and Standards, which are available on our website here.  These provide practical guidance on human tissue legislation for prof

Issue date:03 April 2017

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