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.

Information about HTA Accredited Assessors
  • Bone marrow donation
  • Tissue and cell donation
  • Transplants
Information about challenging an HTA licensing decision
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
Information about the regulatory framework applied to Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs)
  • Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products
  • Regenerative medicine
Guidance for when a translator has been required by an Independent Assessor or Living Donation Coordinator
  • Donation
  • Living organ donation
  • Organ donation
  • Organs
  • Transplants
Policy on the sale of bodies, body parts and tissue
  • Sale of body parts
Information for anatomy schools, including anatomy forms, consent forms and bequeathal booklets
The HTA has produced guidance for professionals working in NHS hospitals, independent hospitals and abortion clinics
  • Post mortem
  • Pregnancy loss
Anatomical examination
  • Anatomical examination
  • Anatomical specimen
  • Anatomy
  • Codes of practice
Policy on post mortem finding asymptomatic variant Creutzfeldt - Jakob Disease (vCJD)
  • vCJD
EU Directives are being put in place for the coding and import of tissues and cells for human application (HA).
  • EU tissue and cells directive
  • Import and export
  • Human application

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