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.

HTA publishes ‘Your Guide to Consent and Organ Donation’ as part of National Transplant Week 7-13 September

As part of National Transplant Week, the HTA has published a guide to consent and organ donation, which has been developed in collaboration with

Issue date:11 September 2015

HTA launches Codes of Practice and Standards consultation

The HTA has today launched a consultation on the proposed changes to its Codes of Practice and Standards documentation.

Issue date:01 September 2015

Registration for the HTA’s Codes of Practice workshops now open

As part of the HTA’s consultation on their updated Codes of Practice, which opens on 1 September 2015, the HTA has organised workshops across the UK.

Issue date:30 July 2015

HTA launches new website

More and more people are accessing the information, advice and guidance that the HTA provides through our website.

Issue date:12 February 2015

Have you banked umbilical cord blood or considering doing so?

Are you considering banking your baby’s umbilical cord blood? Considering giving it as a gift to expectant parents? Do you know how to go about it? Where to bank? Or have you already banked cord blood? Did you find it difficult to do?

Issue date:29 October 2014

'Amazing people who do good things' HTA Board Member blog

Pamela Goldberg, who is shortly stepping down from her position as an Non-Executive Member of the Human Tissue Authority, blogs about her time serving on the HTA Board.

Issue date:27 August 2014

Human Tissue Authority's role in living organ donation

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) assesses all proposed transplants from living organ donors in the UK. If you are considering becoming a a donor, we have plenty of information to help you find out more. 

Issue date:08 August 2014

HTA annual review 2013/14 launched

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) launched its annual review publication for 2013/14: Regulating for the public good at its annual event yesterday.

Issue date:16 July 2014

Annual Report and Accounts 2013/14 published

Our eighth Annual Report and Accounts, covering 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 has been

Issue date:27 June 2014

New members of Human Tissue Authority wanted

The HTA is looking for four new board members.

Issue date:23 May 2014

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