Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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Ministers seeking to make up to five appointments to the HTA Board

Ministers are seeking to make up to five appointments to the board of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA). As a Member of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) you will:

Issue date:07 September 2020

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The HTA publishes its revised Code of Practice F to reflect the introduction of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation in England

From today, the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019 introduces a system of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation in England.  

Issue date:18 May 2020

HTA Public Authority meeting 2020 

Every year, the HTA holds a public Authority meeting. This meeting is an opportunity for members of the public to attend and ask our Authority Members (the HTA Board) and the HTA’s Senior Management Team questions about our work in person. 

Issue date:17 September 2020

Government confirms organ donation system change in England on 20 May

Today, the government has announced that the new law to implement a system of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation (also known as an ‘opt out’ system) will be introduced in England on 20 May 2020.  

Issue date:25 February 2020

Annual conference online stream

As many of you know, our annual conference takes place on Wednesday 6 November at Mary Ward House in central London.

Issue date:31 October 2019

Public dialogue on Consent to use human tissue and linked health data in health research: One year on

Last summer, the Health Research Authority (HRA) and the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) - in partnership with the Department for Business, Enterprise, Innovation and Skills’ (BEIS) Sciencewise programme and Ipsos MORI -

Issue date:18 July 2019

Dying Matters Awareness Week: Are We Ready?

Dying Matters Awareness Week is taking place from 13-19 May. This year, Dying Matters are reflecting on a question that challenges everyone on several levels - ‘Are We Ready?’

Issue date:13 May 2019

New campaign in England to raise awareness of organ donation law change, the options and how to register a decision

NHS Blood and Transplant today launches the year-long national campaign, ‘Pass it on’, to increase awareness and understanding of the new organ donation law, which comes into place next year, across England.

Issue date:25 April 2019

World Kidney Day and Living Organ Donation

From Monday 11 March to Sunday 17 March

Issue date:11 March 2019

Precious Cells International has entered liquidation

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is aware that Precious Cells International (PCI) entered liquidation on Friday 23 November. The Official Receiver has been appointed as the

Issue date:23 November 2018

Organ Donation Week – ‘Words Save Lives’

Organ Donation Week took place between Monday 3 September to Sunday 9 September.

Issue date:03 September 2018

Public Authority meeting 2018

This year, the HTA will be holding its public Authority meeting on Thursday 19 July at the Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria.

Issue date:19 July 2018

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