Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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The HTA publishes its revised Code of Practice F to reflect the introduction of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation in England

From today, the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019 introduces a system of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation in England.  

Issue date:18 May 2020

Changes to the way we publish information on HTARIs and SAEARs

In line with the HTA’s commitment to increase transparency, we publish details about the volume and nature of incidents that are reported to us.

Issue date:30 June 2020

HTA postpones upcoming inspections in response to the current circumstances around COVID-19

We have taken a decision to postpone any scheduled inspections between now and the end of September, due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases across the UK, and have contacted all establishments affected. 

Issue date:17 March 2020

Government confirms organ donation system change in England on 20 May

Today, the government has announced that the new law to implement a system of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation (also known as an ‘opt out’ system) will be introduced in England on 20 May 2020.  

Issue date:25 February 2020