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These guides set out your basic rights when dealing with an establishment regulated by the HTA.
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is today issuing a warning to members of the public to be careful when registering to become an organ donor with services other than the Organ Donor Register.
We are the national independent regulator for organisations that remove, store and use human tissue for research, medical treatment, post-mortem examination, teaching and display in public. We also give approval for organ and bone marrow donations from living people.
We are committed to involving the public in our work.
The HTA’s Triennial Review
The HTA’s triennial review was conducted by the Cabinet Office to provide assurance to the Department of Health and the public that the HTA’s functions are still required and that we are operating efficiently.
We are aware of a situation in the North East of England where a number of items of human tissue, retained for criminal justice and coronial purposes over the course of the last 20 years, have been kept for longer than was necessary.
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) was surprised to be named as the respondent in the matter of SW earlier this year – there had been no contact or information from the applicants before the papers were served – on a matter relating to a bone marrow donation involving an individual who it was...
Today we have launched our updated Codes of Practice and Standards, which are available on our website here. These provide practical guidance on human tissue legislation for professionals.