Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

This document is designed to provide you with information about the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) inspection process, so that you and your staff can prepare for an HTA inspection.• There is a second part of this guidance, covering site visits• The appendix - applicable to both parts one and two - can be downloaded here• The whole document - parts one and two, plus the appendix - can be downloaded...
Organ Donation and Transplant Sector Regulation: A look back review (March 2014)
A summary of HTA inspection findings, advice and learning 2010-14
  • Anatomy
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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