The Human Tissue Authority website uses cookies to help improve the content and structure of the site.
For more information about how the Human Tissue Authority uses cookies and how to disable them please read our Privacy Policy

With the interests of the public and those we regulate at the centre of our work, we aim to maintain confidence by ensuring that human tissue is used safely and ethically, and with proper consent. We regulate organisations that remove, store and use tissue for research, medical treatment, post-mortem examination, teaching and display in public. We also give approval for organ and bone marrow donations from living people.

Our regulatory work

Find out more about the organisations that we licence and inspect, and body, bone marrow and organ donations. Read our advice and guidance including codes of practice, policies and information about the laws we work under.


View our main news page.

HTA regulatory alert - controlled rate freezers

22 April 2014

Human Tissue Authority regulatory alert 001/2014 - regarding controlled rate freezers

Human Tissue Authority Business and Strategic Plans published

11 April 2014

The Human Tissue Authority has published its 2014/15 business plan and its three-year strategies

Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology Conference 2014

4 April 2014

The 2014 AAPT conference, including a speaker from the Human Tissue Authority, will be held in Newcastle in September.

Currentissue - the HTA e-newsletter

Read the March issue, including how we're working with other organisations and parliament, updates on our living organ donation work and sector specific news, advice and guidance.

For journalists

Media releases, resources for journalists and media office contacts.