Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Single surgical procedure FAQs

These FAQs are intended to help identify the licensing requirements for processing and distribution when performed during a single surgical procedure.

Directive 2004/23/EC and the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 (the Quality and Safety Regulations) make provision for an exemption to the requirement for a licence, when procurement of tissue and cells takes place during the same surgical procedure in certain circumstances.

Please contact us if you think that you may be affected by this exemption or if you have any further questions.