Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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Keep up-to-date with the latest news from the HTA, find out about events that we are running and subscribe to our e-newsletter. Use the filter options on the right hand side in order to find news articles by date, tags or audience. Older news stories can be found on previous versions of this site, held on the national archives.

Keep up-to-date with the latest news from the HTA, find out about events that we are running and subscribe to our e-newsletter. Use the filter options on the right hand side in order to find news articles by date, tags or audience. Older news stories can be found on previous versions of this site, held on the national archives.

'Amazing people who do good things' HTA Board Member blog

Pamela Goldberg, who is shortly stepping down from her position as an Non-Executive Member of the Human Tissue Authority, blogs about her time serving on the HTA Board.

Issue date:27 August 2014

One year on: HTA addresses all McCracken recommendations

In 2013 Justin McCracken was commissioned by the Government to review the work of the HTA and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

Issue date:13 August 2014

Human Tissue Authority's role in living organ donation

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) assesses all proposed transplants from living organ donors in the UK. If you are considering becoming a a donor, we have plenty of information to help you find out more. 

Issue date:08 August 2014

Input into the HTA's strategic plan

Each year, the Authority undertakes a strategic review in order to develop a Strategic Plan for the coming three years.

Issue date:28 July 2014

Update on the implementation of the new European Union Directive

The new European Union Directive 2012/25/EU came into effect on Monday 14 July, following transposition into UK law via The Qua

Issue date:28 July 2014

Review of the HTA codes of practice

The HTA has now kicked off a review of our codes of practice. The first stage of this will take place between now and September and is looking at the structure and accessibility of the codes.

Issue date:25 July 2014

HTA annual review 2013/14 launched

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) launched its annual review publication for 2013/14: Regulating for the public good at its annual event yesterday.

Issue date:16 July 2014

HTA responds to consultation on data sharing

The Human Tissue Authority has responded to the Better Regulation Delivery Office's (

Issue date:07 July 2014

New HTA and HFEA Director role announced

Sue Gallone has been appointed Director of Finance and Resources of both the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) and the

Issue date:03 July 2014

Annual Report and Accounts 2013/14 published

Our eighth Annual Report and Accounts, covering 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 has been

Issue date:27 June 2014

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