Human Tissue Authority


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Human Tissue Authority

a body recently established to regulate the law and practice relating to HUMAN TISSUE. It is charged with an information function and with laying down codes of practice. There are proposals to merge it with the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to form the REGULATORY AUTHORITY FOR FERTILITY AND TISSUE (RAFT).
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There was no time to wait for an organ so Najma was quickly tested and approved by the Human Tissue Authority.
But last year the Human Tissue Authority decided to let strangers donate to each other.
In the last three months, 90 people from across the region have willed their corpses to be used for medical research, according to figures released by the Human Tissue Authority.
Skin allografts produced from a deceased donor supplied under Human Tissue Authority Licence.
Mr Murphy told a judge in court how a "huge problem" is being caused by the closure of the mortuary after it was criticised in a report by the Human Tissue Authority.
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has also said it has no precedent to make the report public.
Its report disagrees with plans to merge the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), which was set up in 1990, and the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), which has existed for only two years.
Mr Cooke's daughter Susan Kittredge said: "I welcome any kind of regulation by the Human Tissue Authority that benefits both those who receive human tissue and those who donate it.
The Human Tissue Authority, which carried out a non-routine inspection of the mortuary at the end of July, has referred its findings to the police force.
The Human Tissue Authority, which overseas organ transplants, said: "This is the first case that the HTA is aware of where someone has pleaded guilty to the commercial dealing of organs.
TWENTY-TWO people in the UK have donated a kidney to a stranger, the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) announced.
Its role will be devolved to strategic health authori-ties in England and the Human Tissue Authority, being set up by the Government.

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