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

Codes of Practice and Standards training – register your interest

The revised Codes of Practice and Standards are due to come into force in April 2017. To help you prepare for implementation, we will be holding webinars in early 2017, focusing on the major changes in the new Codes and Standards.

Issue date:27 October 2016

New EU Coding Platform now available

The European Commission has launched  the web-based 

Issue date:24 October 2016

Job Vacancy - Living Donation Officer

We have a job vacancy for a Living Donation Officer. Salary: £26,290 - 33,960Job Type: Full Time, PermanentWorking Pattern: 36 hours per week

Issue date:24 October 2016

HTA Administration Assistant Job Vacancy

Department: Resources DirectorateLocation: LondonSalary: £19,409 - 23,179

Issue date:26 September 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