Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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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

Organ Donation Week – ‘Words Save Lives’

Organ Donation Week took place between Monday 3 September to Sunday 9 September.

Issue date:03 September 2018

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

NHS Blood and Transplant announce 500 people have now donated a kidney to a stranger

A decade ago it first became possible for individuals in the UK to donate a kidney to someone they did not know, and had never met - this form of living donation is known as non-directed altruistic donation.

Issue date:21 September 2016

Dying Matters Awareness Week – ‘The Big Conversation’

Dying Matters hosted its seventh annual Awareness Week, which was an opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda.

Issue date:11 May 2016

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 blood, tissue and organ screening parliamentary inquiry

The HTA responded to a House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

Issue date:30 January 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