Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Government's publication of a technical notice for organs, tissues and cells

Issue date: 
23 August 2018

The Government has today published a Technical Notice providing information on how tissues, cells and organs for transplantation can continue to pass between EU Member States and the UK following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU in the event of a no-deal. 

The purpose of this notice is to set out to organisations, businesses and members of the public the actions they should consider taking, to ensure continued access to and use of organs, tissues and cells, including reproductive cells, in the unlikely event that the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no agreement in place.

We are expecting the publication of a further notice later this year, which we will share once it has been published. You can read the current notice on the Gov.uk website.

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