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.

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.

Become the Welsh member of the Human Tissue Authority

The Welsh Government is recruiting for a Welsh member of the HTA. 

Issue date:14 May 2014

HTA publishes amended guidance on Welsh organ donation law

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

Issue date:12 May 2014

Living organ donations continue to rise

The number of living people donating organs has risen again this year, according to the HTA, the watchdog that assesses all living organ donation cases in the UK.

Issue date:06 May 2014

HTA responds to reports of inappropriate handling of fetal remains

Dr Alan Clamp, Chief Executive of the Human Tissue Authority said:

Issue date:24 March 2014

Inappropriate handling of fetal remains: HTA letter to Chief Medical Officer

Following reports of the inappropriate handing of fetal remains in hospitals in tonight's Channel 4 Dispatches, HTA Chair, Baroness Diana Warwick has written to Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer. Our response states that: 

Issue date:24 March 2014

Statement on Manor Hospital, Walsall: delay in disposal of fetal remains

The HTA has commented on an incident reported to us by Manor Park hospital, Walsall after discovering a delay in disposal of fetal remains. 

Issue date:18 March 2014

HTA comment on sale of organs

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has commented on newspaper reports of people in UK allegedly offering their organs for sal

Issue date:10 March 2014

Ensuring smooth brain and spinal cord donation

The HTA has published guidance for hospital and mortuary staff on brain and spinal cord donation.

Issue date:20 January 2014

HTA Chair to stand down

After four years as Chair of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), Baroness Diana Warwick is to step down. Achievements during her time at the HTA include:

Issue date:10 January 2014

Authority member blogs about our living organ donation work

Authority Member, Pamela Goldberg, has written about our work on living organ donation, and the responsibility for the emergency out-of-hours rota on

Issue date:10 January 2014

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