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The Human Tissue Act 2004 (Persons who Lack Capacity to Consent and Transplants) Regulations 2006 (Regulations) require that an AA must have conducted separate interviews with the donor, the person giving consent on the donor’s behalf and the recipient in order to gather the material that must...
It is important that the AAs are independent of the transplant unit, the donor, person consenting on behalf of the donor and recipient.
If you are interested in applying to become an AA, but unsure whether you meet the requirements, you should read the AA role specification and contact the Stem Cell Coordinator at your nearest stem cell unit in the first instance.
Under the Human Tissue Act 2004, any potential donation of bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) from adults who lack capacity to consent and children who lack competence to consent, must be assessed by an Accredited Assessor (AA) and a report submitted to the HTA for decision.
The Authority is made up of a Chair and eleven Members:
To ensure that the HTA’s regulatory approach remains relevant, we actively prepare for the future. We do this through our development activities.
Our regulatory approach aims to be right-touch and in line with the principles of better regulation and the Regulators’ Code. This means that we primarily focus our regulation and resources on areas that involve an inherently greater risk to patient safety and public confidence if standards are...
Our strategic approach is based on right-touch regulation. This means being clear on the risks we are regulating, being proportionate and targeted in regulating those risks, taking into account the role of professional bodies and other regulators, and using the minimum necessary regulatory force...