Human Tissue Authority

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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

Have your say on the proposed 'opt-out' organ donation system

The government plans to change the organ donation system to an 'opt-out' system.

Issue date:05 October 2017

HTA Position on Matching Websites

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is today issuing a warning to members of the public to be careful when registering to become an organ donor with services other than the Organ Donor Register.

Issue date:07 August 2017

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

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’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

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 welcomes NHSBT 3-for-1 living donor transplant scheme

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) welcomes NHS Blood and Transplant’s introduction of their 3-for-1 living donor transplant scheme, launched today on World Kidney Day.

Issue date:12 March 2015

Update on the implementation of the new European Union Directive

The new European Union Directive 2012/25/EU came into effect on Monday 14 July, following transposition into UK law via The Qua

Issue date:28 July 2014