Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Advice and learning

79.  Seventeen advice items were given against standard GQ5. 

80.  Documented agreements need to contain sufficient information about the preservation, storage, given consent and disposal of human tissue. The responsibility to ensure tissue traceability during storage, use and disposal should also be made clear.    

81.  Some establishments use a form to document information about the tissue to be distributed before a formal agreement is drawn up. Recording information in this way enables the receiving establishment to make an assessment of the supplying establishment’s compliance with the HT Act 2004 before formalising arrangements and accepting tissue samples.  This good practice was shared with establishments as advice during the inspections carried out in the period covered by this report.

Last updated on: 3 Aug 2016