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

NHS Blood and Transplant announce 500 people have now donated a kidney to a stranger

A decade ago it first became possible for individuals in the UK to donate a kidney to someone they did not know, and had never met - this form of living donation is known as non-directed altruistic donation.

Issue date:21 September 2016

BBC Three to air a televised post mortem

Obesity: The Post Mortem - BBC 3 Documentary Featuring a Post Mortem Examination Air date: Tuesday 13 September

Issue date:13 September 2016

Planning for winter pressures

The House of Commons Health Select Committee has opened an inquiry into planning for w

Issue date:13 September 2016

Sharmila Nebhrajani, OBE reappointed as Chair of the HTA

Our current Chair, Sharmila Nebhrajani, has been reappointed as the Chair of the Human Tissue Authority for three years from 1 April 2017.

Issue date:04 August 2016

The Human Tissue Authority publishes compliance reports for the Anatomy and Research sectors

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA), the regulator for human tissue, cells and organs, has today published compliance reports for establishments licensed in the

Issue date:03 August 2016

Help to shape the HTA’s licence fees structure

From 25 July to 30 September 2016 the HTA is asking for our stakeholder’s views on proposed changes to the licence fees structure.

Issue date:25 July 2016

HTLV-1 policy

This policy has been developed by the HTA in order to provide clarification and to assure consistency in the way licensed establishments apply the mandatory testing requirements for HTLV-1 testing.

Issue date:25 July 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

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