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Umbilical cord blood may be collected at the time of birth and stored, so that it is available for potential future treatment of the child or another person.
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.
The HTA is responsible for assessing all donations of bone marrow or PBSC (these are cells found in the bloodstream which are able to develop into all of the different cell types in blood) from adults who lack capacity to consent and children who lack competence to consent.
The Human Tissue Act 2004 (HT Act) provides the legal framework for bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Regulatory Advice Service for Regenerative Medicine (the Advice Service) is a ‘One Stop Shop’ for research and development professionals across academia, industry, and the NHS. It offers a single point of access to free, clear, expert responses to queries about the regulation of regenerative...
Issued March 2010 Umbilical cord blood (cord blood) is collected at the time of birth and stored so that it may be available for potential future treatment of the child or another person.
The Department of Health and Social Care has published guidance for industry and organisations involved in health and care about plans for a no-deal Brexit.
Transplant units and Stem Cell coordinators must use the updated template referral letter when referring a case to the HTA.
Download the updated template referral letter (DOC 45 KB)