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

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

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

Letter to the health and care sector: preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock has written to all NHS organisations, GPs, community pharmacies and other service providers. The letter sets out what the health and care system needs to consider in the period leading up to March 2019, including:

Issue date:24 December 2018

Precious Cells International has entered liquidation

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is aware that Precious Cells International (PCI) entered liquidation on Friday 23 November. The Official Receiver has been appointed as the

Issue date:23 November 2018

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