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Human Tissue Authority
Ensuring human tissue is stored and used safely and ethically. We also regulate the donation of organs from living people.
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Human Tissue Authority May 22
Our phone lines will be switching services this morning. This may result in some difficulty in getting through to us. If you experience difficulties, please wait a few minutes and try again. Alternative contact information can be found at
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Human Tissue Authority May 20
With deemed consent coming into effect today, we have updated our Code of Practice F as well as other guidance documents to reflect these changes. Find out more on our website at
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Human Tissue Authority May 20
To coincide with the new law on organ donation being introduced today, we have published a revised Code of Practice F: Donation of solid organs and tissue for transplantation. Find out more on our website at
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NHS Organ Donation💗 May 20
Organ donation in England has moved to an 'opt out' system. You still have a choice if you want to be an organ donor or not when you die. Find out more about these changes, and share your decision with your loved ones:
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Human Tissue Authority May 20
From today, the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019 introduces a system of deemed consent for deceased organ and tissue donation in England. Find out more on our website at
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Human Tissue Authority May 20
Replying to @jimmymchugh1986
...that accepts body donations. You can find your nearest medical school on our website at . (2/2)
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Human Tissue Authority May 20
Replying to @jimmymchugh1986
Apologies for the difficulties, we're currently reviewing our website to improve people's experience using it. Typically medical schools will decline a body if it has had organs removed for transplantation. However, It's worth checking with your nearest medical school... (1/2)
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NHS Organ Donation💗 May 15
Organ donation law is changing in England on 20 May. You still have a choice if you want to be an organ donor, and families will still be involved in the process. Watch our update on the law change and the impact of COVID-19. ⬇️
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Human Tissue Authority May 17
Replying to @jimmymchugh1986
Hi Jimmy, typically a medical school will require a whole body for donation. I’d advise you to speak to your local medical school about their acceptance criteria. Details here -
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Human Tissue Authority May 6
Replying to @ClaudiaCarr2
...and transplantation understand how to operate within the new law. To this end we have updated our relevant Code of Practice, which provides advice and guidance to professionals working in this area. 2/2
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Human Tissue Authority May 6
Replying to @ClaudiaCarr2
Hi Claudia - thank you for your message. It is still, as you say, the Government's intention to proceed with the law change on 20 May. The HTA's role in relation to the introduction of the new law is to ensure that professionals working in organ donation... 1/2
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Human Tissue Authority May 6
Deemed consent, or ‘opt-out’ deceased organ donation comes into effect in England from 20 May. Find out more about what this means on our website at
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Department of Health and Social Care Apr 23
Today we’ve launched the ‘Care for Others Make A Difference’ campaign, celebrating the care workers continuing to support some of the most vulnerable people in our society 👐 Learn about the campaign and how you can get involved 🔽
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Department of Health and Social Care Apr 8
You can play your part in stopping the spread of . If you need to go out today, make sure to keep 2 metres apart from others. |
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Department of Health and Social Care Mar 25
You MUST now: ▶️ Only go out when absolutely necessary for food, medicine, work or exercise ▶️ Always stay 2 metres apart 🚶🏾‍♀️↔️🚶🏾‍♂️ ❌ Do NOT meet others outside your household, even friends and family
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Human Tissue Authority Mar 20
Replying to @vixgallagher
Hi Vicki, I’d recommend you speak to the medical school you have arranged this with to confirm their acceptance criteria ^ Matthew
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Human Tissue Authority Mar 18
We have postponed all scheduled HTA inspections until the end of June, in response to the current situation with COVID-19 across the UK. Read more here -
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Human Tissue Authority Mar 17
Hi Esther, Please see our latest update here - . Now we have contacted all establishments affected, we will be sharing this more widely.
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Human Tissue Authority Mar 13
Our website survey closes at the end of today. A big thank you to the hundreds of people who have taken part so far. If you haven’t taken part yet there’s still time:
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Human Tissue Authority Mar 12
Around 1/3 of the 4,800 people waiting for a kidney in the UK are from a BAME background. The most successful kidney transplants usually come from people of the same ethnic background.
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