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.

Here you will find information on Designated Individuals (DIs) and Licence Holders (LHs) under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007
  • General licensing
Annual activity data is due from human application licences
  • Annual activity data
  • Human application
HTA's current position on the absence of a presumed genetic relationship
  • Transplants
HTA position statement on storage of human material for teaching by schools and colleges
  • Anatomy
Public display of body parts
  • Codes of practice
  • Public display
HTA advice to the human application sector for preventing the transmission of the Ebola virus via blood and blood components
  • EU tissue and cells directive
  • Import and export
Policy on consent for post-mortem examination and tissue retention under the Human Tissue Act 2004
  • Consent
  • Human Tissue Act
  • Post mortem
  • Research
  • Organ donation and transplantation
Information about HTA branding and the use of the HTA logo
  • Logo and branding
This section contains guidance about when an HTA licence is required and which application form you need to complete.
  • General licensing