Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

On this page you will find information on the licensing requirments under the Human Tissue Act 2004.
  • General licensing
  • Human Tissue Act
  • Licensing
This page provided information on the licensing of procurement organisations by the HTA, including the deadline for applying for a licence and the licence fee.
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
  • Procurement
Guidance for when a translator has been required by an Independent Assessor or Living Donation Coordinator
  • Living organ donation
  • Transplants
  • Organ donation and transplantation
About HTA legal directions
This page sets out guidance on the definition of what the Human Tissue Act (2004) (HT Act) refers to as ‘relevant material’. This definition excludes human application.
  • Relevant material
This list is intended to supplement the HTA’s guidance on ‘relevant material’.
  • Relevant material
The list provides guidance to the human application sector on which types of ‘tissues and cells’ are regulated under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007.
  • EU tissue and cells directive
  • Relevant material
Who can decide on what happens to tissue from the deceased
  • Consent
  • Post mortem

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