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

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EU exit guidance

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, it will become a third country for the purposes of the EU Tissues and Cells Directive and the EU Organ Donation Directives.

Issue date:27 March 2019

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

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