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

Public dialogue on Consent to use human tissue and linked health data in health research: One year on

Last summer, the Health Research Authority (HRA) and the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) - in partnership with the Department for Business, Enterprise, Innovation and Skills’ (BEIS) Sciencewise programme and Ipsos MORI -

Issue date:18 July 2019

The HTA blog has launched!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the HTA blog!We have created the blog to offer a space for new and unique perspectives on key issues relating to our work and the sectors we regulate.The new blog will allow us to:

Issue date:30 May 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

Ministers are seeking to make two appointments to the board of the Human Tissue Authority

The Department of Health and Social Care is seeking to make two appointments to the board of the Human Tissue Authority.

Issue date:02 May 2019

New campaign in England to raise awareness of organ donation law change, the options and how to register a decision

NHS Blood and Transplant today launches the year-long national campaign, ‘Pass it on’, to increase awareness and understanding of the new organ donation law, which comes into place next year, across England.

Issue date:25 April 2019

HTA Chair Vacancy

If you are interested in becoming the next Chair of the Human Tissue Authority, you can find details for this role on the Cabinet Office website here.

Issue date:28 March 2019

World Kidney Day and Living Organ Donation

From Monday 11 March to Sunday 17 March

Issue date:11 March 2019

Preparation for EU Exit

The Department of Health and Social Care has published guidance on EU Exit Operational Readiness on actions the health and care system in England should

Issue date:23 January 2019

Interim Chair of the Human Tissue Authority announced

We can confirm that our Chair, Nicola Blackwood, has been appointed to the position of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health (Lords) today (Thursday 10 January). Following this appointment, Nicola has resigned her position at the HTA with immediate effect.

Issue date:10 January 2019