Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Position statement on the licensing of emergency mortuaries
This page provides guidance on when DNA analysis may be used, for obtaining scientific or medical information about the person whose body manufactured the DNA, even if their consent has not been obtained. This page also provides information about how esta
  • DNA
Defining ATMPs and explaining the HTA's role in regulating them
  • Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products
  • Human application
New guidance relating to consent for research relating to transplantation where donors are deceased
  • Organ donation and transplantation
  • Organ donation
  • Organs
  • Research
  • Consent
Information about HTA Accredited Assessors
  • Bone marrow donation
  • Tissue and cell donation
  • Transplants
Position statement on consent for post-mortem examination and tissue retention under the Human Tissue Act 2004
  • Consent
  • Human Tissue Act
How to become an HTA Accredited Assessor
  • Bone marrow donation
  • Transplants
Guidance about the HTA seeking patient identifiable information on inspection or when investigating complaints
  • General inspection
  • Inspection
Information on the licensing requirements under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 (Q&S Regulations).
  • General licensing