Human Tissue Authority

The Human Tissue Authority is a non-departmental public body in the United Kingdom that regulates the removal, storage, use and disposal of human bodies, organs and tissue for a number of scheduled purposes such as research, transplantation, and education and training.

It was created by the Human Tissue Act 2004 and came into being on 1 April 2005 and its statutory functions began on April 1, 2006. As of 2006, the authority was chaired by Baroness Hayman and since January 2010 has been chaired by Baroness Diana Warwick.

Its objectives are to:

...be the regulating authority for matters relating to activities such as anatomical and post-mortem examinations, transplantations and the storage of human material for education, training and research.

It also acts as the UK competent authority under the EU Tissue and Cells Directives.

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