Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

How to provide a third party with the authority to undertake licensable activities on behalf of a licensed establishment
  • Third party
Guidance to Bone Marrow and PBSC Transplant Teams and Accredited Assessors
  • Bone marrow donation
  • Transplants
This section explains the consent exemptions from the Human Tissue Act (2004)
  • Consent
HTA position on biological testing requirements for autologous donors of tissues and cells.
  • Autologous donors
IA survey report findings
  • Transplants
In this section you can read regulatory alerts issued by the Human Tissue Authority to licensed establishments.
Information for regional resilience teams on licensing of emergency mortuaries.
  • Emergency mortuaries
  • General licensing
  • Mortuaries
  • Post mortem
The transportation and delivery of tissues or cells intended for human application, including to or from other countries
  • Import and export
Guidance for hospital and mortuary staff on brain and spinal cord donation
  • Brain donation
Position statement jointly produced and issued by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) and the Health Research Authority (HRA).
  • Diagnostic archives