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Human tissue is used in scientific and medical research, to improve understanding of how diseases start and progress and what keeps us healthy. Researchers may find different ways of diagnosing disease, or develop new treatments.
It is an offence under the Human Tissue Act 2004 (The HT Act) for the donor to receive a reward for donating an organ/part organ.
In our communication of 8 October we advised that other agencies and organisations were developing specific guidance on the Risks of Transmission of Ebola virus related to donated blood and other substances of human origin (SoHO).
The Designated Individual (DI) at the licensed establishment is responsible for ensuring suitable practices take place under the authority of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) licence.
European Union Organ Donation Directive 2010/53/EU (EUODD) requires the setting of quality and safety standards of organ donation and transplantation by a competent
The European Union Tissue and Cells Directives
The Human Tissue Act 2004 requires that the removal of tissue from the deceased for research within the scope of the Act must always be licensed, on specified premises, and that specific minimum requirements are met.
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