Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Guidance for professionals

The filter and search function on this page allows you to refine down the full list of guidance that we provide for professionals to find specific items. Common searches for the HTA codes of practice and standards, licensing, fees and inspection information or for specific information for each of our regulated sectors can be found using the menu items above.

More information about the HTA removal licence including how to apply
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
  • Removal licence
Guide to Quality and Safety Assurance for Human Tissues and Cells for Patient Treatment
  • Human application
Information regarding HTA Regulatory Alert 003/2008 on West Nile Virus
This page covers the skills and knowledge which Sands' believes is necessary for those seeking consent/authorisation for a hospital post mortem examination of a baby. Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity.
  • Consent
  • Perinatal
  • Post mortem
  • Training
Guidance for establishments on meeting HTA licensing requirements for the procurement of tumour samples to be used as a starting material in the manufacture of an Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product (ATMP).Certain types of immunotherapies require the use of tumour material in their manufacture. Where the tumour material will comprise part of the active substance of the final product, it will be...
  • Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products
  • Regenerative medicine
Information to help midwives, maternity units and other cord blood procurers understand the legal requirements for cord blood collection
  • Cord Blood
  • Human application
  • Procurement
The HTA has published its revised guidance on the public display of human bodies, body parts and tissue following an extensive consultation.
The role of the HTA in Bone Marrow and PBSC donationThe Human Tissue Act 2004 (HT Act) provides the legal framework for bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Scotland, the framework is provided by the Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006. PBSCs are cells found in the bloodstream which are able to develop into the different cell types...
  • Living organ donation
  • Transplants
Which research activities the HTA requlates and how consent should be obtained to use human tissue for research
  • Research
Notice for Designated Individuals in the Human application sector regarding the Hepatitis C virus total antibody kit manufactured by Abbott GmbH & Co. KG and distributed in the UK by Abbott Diagnostics_x000D_ _x000D_