Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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Keep up-to-date with the latest news from the HTA, find out about events that we are running and subscribe to our e-newsletter. Use the filter options on the right hand side in order to find news articles by date, tags or audience. Older news stories can be found on previous versions of this site, held on the national archives.

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

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

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 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

Two weeks left to have your say on HTA Codes of Practice

There is still time to respond to the HTA’s Codes of Practice and Standards consultation. The consultation, which has been open for seven weeks, closes on the 31 October. 

Issue date:16 October 2015

HTA’s Code of Practice for Wales approved by Welsh Government

This Code was passed by Parliament in November 2015 and the HTA published the Code on 1 December here.

Issue date:09 October 2015

'Body Donors' documentary on Channel 5

HTA welcomed the ‘sensitive and realistic accounts’ of body donation shown in the Channel 5 series ‘Body Donors’, broadcast at 9pm on the 29 Sep and 6 October 2015.

Issue date:07 October 2015

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