Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Codes of Practice

The HTA produces nine codes of practice to give professionals practical guidance on human tissue legislation. These codes were updated in July 2014 to reflect recent policy decisions and legal advice.

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Note: our Codes are currently being revised and you can find out more and view the draft updated Codes here. This does not affect the current status of the existing codes below, which are still be used across all the sectors we regulate until the proposed changes have been confirmed.

Code 1: Consent  Code 2: Donation of solid organs for transplantation Code 3: Post-mortem examinations
Code of practice 1 Code of practice 2 Code of practice 3
Code 4: Anatomical examination Code 5: Disposal of relevant material Code 6: Donation of allogeneic bone marrow and PBSC
Code of practice 4 Code of practice 5 Code of practice 6
Code 7: Public display of body parts Code 8: Import and export of relevant material Code 9: Research
Code of practice 7 Code of practice 8 Code of practice 9
Code 10: Human Transplant (Wales) Act    
Download the Code in Welsh here