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IAs act as a representative of the HTA to ensure the requirements of the Human Tissue Act 2004 (The HT Act) and associated Regulations are met in all cases of living organ donation.
The removal licence is one of the HTA's lesser used licence type, principally because the activity of removal is covered by many of our other licences. A removal licence can be applied for if you wish to only remove relevent material, rather than storing or processing it as well.
Procurement is defined as the processes by which tissues and cells are made available, including the physical act of removing tissue and the donor selection and evaluation.
Medical school staff are sometimes faced with the challenge of deciding whether the consent given by potential donors, often many years before their death, is valid if it contains colloquial terminology and not the specific terms stated in the Human Tissue Act 2004 (the HT Act).
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While the Executive implements this Strategy by way of business plans, there are a number of mechanisms in place by which the Authority steers, scrutinises and reviews performance.
The Authority – the HTA’s non-executive board – is made-up of a Chair and eleven Members:
All donors who lack competence or capacity to consent for themselves, along with the recipient and the person consenting on the donor’s behalf are required to see an Accredited Assessor (AA) is trained and accredited by the HTA. The clinician responsible for the donor must make a written...