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Coding and Import Directives for Tissues and Cells are being put into place in order to implement a single European coding system. This will verify equivalent standards of quality and safety for imported tissues and cells.
In 2013 Justin McCracken was commissioned by the Government to review the work of the HTA and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).
The new European Union Directive 2012/25/EU came into effect on Monday 14 July, following transposition into UK law via The Qua
The number of living people donating organs has risen again this year, according to the HTA, the watchdog that assesses all living organ donation cases in the UK.
Dr Alan Clamp, Chief Executive of the Human Tissue Authority said:
The HTA responded to a House of Commons Science and Technology Committee
The HTA has published guidance for hospital and mortuary staff on brain and spinal cord donation.