Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Policy on the sale of bodies, body parts and tissue
  • Sale of body parts
The standards that establishments licensed under an HTA human application licence should meet
  • HTA standards
  • Licensing
Post-mortem examinations
  • Codes of practice
  • Pathologists
  • Perinatal
  • Post mortem
Guidance on paragraph 135 of the HTA’s Code of Practice on the Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013 - excluded relevant material
  • Deceased donation
  • Wales
Guidance on the removal of relevant material from deceased children
  • Deceased children
  • Relevant material
The role of the Independent Assessor in living organ donations and how to apply to become one
  • Donation
  • Organ donation
Further information and resources for living organ donation can be found on the following websites:NHSBTCould I be a living kidney donor?British Transplantation SocietyGive a KidneyThe UK Living Kidney Sharing SchemesCould I be a living liver donor? 
  • Living organ donation
  • Transplants
Notice for Designated Individuals regarding compliance reporting and the retention of tissue and organs following post-mortem examination_x000D_
Designated Individuals and Licence Holders both play key roles in the licensing arrangements under the Human Tissue Act (2004). This section explains the roles and responsibilities of these individuals.
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
A summary of HTA inspection findings, advice and learning 2010-14
  • Anatomy