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Underpinning both delivery and development activity are the choices we make about how we best manage our people and resources.
The HTA has always been active in seeking ways it can advance public confidence and better target its regulation.
The HTA aims to be a right-touch regulator which complies with the principles of better regulation, and supports the Government’s aims with regard to deregulation.
Protecting public and professional confidence requires us to protect the foundations on which confidence is built. We believe that confidence is maintained if the core principles contained within the Human Tissue Act are adhered to. These principles are:
What is cryopreservation?Cryopreservation refers to freezing and storing at low temperatures.
What happens to the cord blood once it is collected? After the cord blood is collected, it is sent to the cord blood bank for processing, quality control testing, and storage. Processing procedures, quality control tests and storage procedures can vary from bank to bank.
How is the cord blood collected?
Who can consent to cord blood donation? In all cases, consent for cord blood collection must come from the mother.
What is cord blood? Cord blood is the blood found in the umbilical cord and placenta.
For anyone considering private cord blood banking, it is important to understand the potential for a cord blood unit.
Doctors select cord blood units to use for transplants based on quality measures such as: