Select a letter below to find the word you are looking for. The glossary terms are for use in context with the work of the HTA, and are taken from our codes of practice.
A person trained and accredited by the HTA to act as a representative of both the donor and The HTA to ensure the relevant requirements of The HT Act and HT Act (Persons who Lack Capacity to Consent and Transplants) Regulations 2006 are met, in cases of potential bone marrow or PBSC donations.
Acellular products are tissue-derived products that have been formed by cells but have been rendered acellular during processing such as demineralised bone matrix, sterile bone chips irradiated cancellous bone or acellular skin material.
Adult stem cells
Stem cells found in adult tissues that are uni - to multipotent.
An event that affects the integrity of the human tissue being stored for research purposes.
Cells, tissue, organs or part organs removed from one person and applied or transplanted into another.
Altruistic non-directed donation
A form of living donation whereby an organ (usually a kidney) or part organ (for example, liver or lung lobe) is donated by a healthy person who does not have a relationship to the recipient.
Examination by dissection for the purpose of teaching, studying or conducting research into the structure of the human body.
The body of a deceased person, including separated parts of such a body, to be used for the purpose of anatomical examination.
An expert in anatomy.
Defined in The HT Act by reference to the person who may give consent. This is broadly either the consent of the person concerned, their nominated representative or (in the absence of either of these) that of a person in a qualifying relationship to them immediately before they died.
An evaluation of a system or process in order to ascertain the validity and reliability of information.
Cells, tissue or organs removed from, and applied or transplanted into, the same person.
A post-mortem examination.