Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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The HTA is consulting on new guidance for organ and tissue donation professionals in England

The Human Tissue Authority is now consulting on a revised Code of Practice for organ and tissue donation and transplant professionals on the new Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019.

Issue date:04 July 2019

Dying Matters Awareness Week: Are We Ready?

Dying Matters Awareness Week is taking place from 13-19 May. This year, Dying Matters are reflecting on a question that challenges everyone on several levels - ‘Are We Ready?’

Issue date:13 May 2019

HTA Statement on the Retention of Human Tissue by Police Forces in the North East

We are aware of a situation in the North East of England where a number of items of human tissue, retained for criminal justice and coronial purposes over the course of the last 20 years, have been kept for longer than was necessary.

Issue date:13 April 2017

Regulation of the Post Mortem Sector 2014 - 16: What we have learned

Regulation of the Post Mortem Sector 2014 - 16: What we have learned

Issue date:05 December 2016

BBC Three have aired a televised post mortem, September 2017

Obesity: The Post Mortem - BBC 3 Documentary Featuring a Post Mortem Examination Aired date: Tuesday 13 September

Issue date:13 September 2016

HTA and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service sign Memorandum of Understanding

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) have signed a joint working agreement, which aims to ensure better regulation by further improving efficiencies and reducing burden.

Issue date:11 June 2015

HTA publishes guidance on the sensitive handling of pregnancy remains

Today the HTA published guidance aimed at professionals who work with women who have experienced a pregnancy loss or termination.

Issue date:25 March 2015