Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs


EEA: The European Economic Area (EEA) consists of the 28 Member States of the European Union in addition to Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.

Released for circulation: means the release of tissues and cells from a Tissue Establishment (TE) for any purpose. This includes:

  • transfer to another TE or a third party with or without return, for example when tissues and cells are transferred elsewhere for processing; and,
  • distribution for human application, which is a TE releasing tissues or cells for end-use.

SLA: Service Level Agreement: This is an agreement between two licensed establishments

TPA: Third Party Agreement: An agreement in writing between a Licence Holder (LH), or the DI on behalf of the LH, and another person or corporate body who does not hold an HTA licence for human application.

Last updated on: 16 Dec 2020