Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

About Accredited Assessors

Under the Human Tissue Act 2004, any potential donation of bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) from adults who lack capacity to consent and children who lack competence to consent, must be assessed by an Accredited Assessor (AA) and a report submitted to the HTA for decision.

The HTA trains AAs to assess potential bone marrow and PBSC donations from adults who lack capacity and children who lack competence to consent. Once accredited by the HTA, AAs act as a representative for the donor and the HTA.

Last updated on: 7 Feb 2019