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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.
Issued 13 June 2008
The Human Tissue Authority is committed to promoting equality and diversity, both as an employer and in the carrying out of its public functions to monitor and promote good practice in the sectors that it regulates.
Please note that if you are not undertaking activities relating to material for human application, for example you carry out organ donation and transplantation, post mortems or anatomical examinations, this system is not applicable to you.
The guidance below has been written for people who are going to become living organ donors.
It explains what kind of organisation we are, our role in the regulation of all living organ donations, and what you need to know before you donate an organ. This guidance also explains the...
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.
According to the 2013 House of Lords report on Regenerative Medicine, the term ‘regenerative medicine’ refers to methods to replace or regenerate human cells, tissues or organs in order to restore or establish normal function.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) have been working together to reduce the regulatory overlap regarding the storage of ovarian and testicular tissue.
The HTA's Business Plans and Strategies are available to view as PDFs and web pages. Each Business Plan sets out our priorities and objectives for the business year, and each Strategy provides a longer term view of organisation priorities and activities, centred around our core themes of...
The HTA (A) forms and online database have been removed as they are no longer in use.