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

Coding and import Directives: import licence applications now open

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is now accepting applications from establishments in the human application (HA) sector that import tissues and cells.

Issue date:31 January 2018

Annual activity collection for 2017 data is now open for submissions

All establishments licensed for patient treatment under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 must submit data relating to the activities they undertook and the tissue types they worked with in 2017.

Issue date:04 January 2018

Government’s response to the consultation on Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Today the Department of Health (DH) has published the Government’s response to the consultation on Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Appli

Issue date:14 December 2017

European Commission consultation regarding EU legislation on blood, tissues and cells

The European Commission is consulting on the EU legislation on blood, tissues and cells.

Issue date:21 June 2017

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

HTA responds to Government's regenerative medicine report

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) welcomes the publication of the report from the Regenerative Medicine Expert Group, “Building on our own potential: a UK pathway for regener

Issue date:24 March 2015

Human T-lymphotropic virus testing

In 2012 the HTA successfully negotiated with the EU Commission an amendment to the wording of the testing requirements for human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV).

Issue date:29 January 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