Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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Government’s consultation on organ donation opt-out system in England now open

Today the Department of Health have launched their public consultation on changing to an ‘opt-out’ system of organ donation, to improve organ donation rates in England.

Issue date:11 December 2017

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HTA announces licence fees for 2018/19

Today the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has announced licence fee levels for the 2018/19 business year. The new licence fees come into effect from April 2018 and will be calculated on the same basis as 2017/18.

Issue date:11 December 2017

Public guides to the Codes of Practice published today

The first public guides to the Human Tissue Authority’s (HTA) Codes of Practice have been published today.

Issue date:05 October 2017

Government announces consultation on organ donation opt-out system

In her closing conference speech on Wednesday 4 October, the Prime Minister announced the goverment's intention to launch a public consultation on increasing rates of organ donation.

Issue date:05 October 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

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

National Pathology Week

This year, the Royal College of Pathologists’ National Pathology Week is taking place between 7-13 November, and will be an opportunity to recognise and celebrate pathology and the important contributions pathologists and laboratory professionals make to healthcare.

Issue date:07 November 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

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