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.

Guide to Quality and Safety Assurance for Human Tissues and Cells for Patient Treatment
Regulation regarding cells procured from a person and processed during a single surgical procedure
  • Single surgical procedures
Submit your Accredited Assessor reports
  • Bone marrow donation
  • Transplants
  • Portal guidance
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 on the disposal of remains following pregnancy loss or termination
  • Post mortem
  • Pregnancy loss
Public display of body parts
  • Codes of practice
  • Public display
The HTA has published its revised guidance on the public display of human bodies, body parts and tissue following an extensive consultation.
  • Living organ donation
  • Organ donation and transplantation
  • Transplants
Disposal of tissue and specimens in a dignified, respectful and legally compliant way
  • Anatomy
  • Disposal
More information about the HTA removal licence including how to apply
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
  • Removal licence