Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

HTA policy on the steps transplant units should take to prepare living organ donors when it is not possible to transplant their organ
  • Living organ donation
  • Transplants
  • Organ donation and transplantation
Here you will find information on Designated Individuals (DIs) and Licence Holders (LHs) under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007
  • General licensing
HTA advice to the human application sector for preventing the transmission of the Ebola virus via blood and blood components
  • EU tissue and cells directive
  • Import and export
Position statement on the disposal of anatomical specimens, former anatomical specimens and body parts (including those that have been imported).
  • Anatomical specimen
  • Disposal
Donation of allogeneic bone marrow and PBSC
  • Bone marrow donation
  • Codes of practice
To help those preparing for a pandemic situation, the HTA has produced guidance on temporary body storage arrangements and licensing requirements.
  • Storage
Regulatory alert 001/2015 - West Nile Virus
  • Human application
  • Organ donation and transplantation
Regulation around activities which involve selecting and removing tissue and/or cells intended for patient treatment
  • Human application
  • Procurement
This section provides details on how to make changes to your licence. It can take up to 20 working days to assess a completed variation request and issue new licensing certificates, so please ensure that any request is submitted sufficiently in advance of
Information for establishments in the human application sector
  • EU tissue and cells directive
  • Human application
  • Tissue and cell donation