Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

More information about DNA and the HTA's role
  • DNA
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
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
Guide to the HTA system for the reporting SAEARs that are linked to the procurement, testing, processing, preservation, storage and distribution of human tissues and cells.
  • Human application
  • Serious Adverse Event or Adverse Reaction (SAEARs)
HTA policy on the regulation of faecal microbiota transplant
  • Human application
  • Faecal transplant
HTA's current position on the absence of a presumed genetic relationship
  • Transplants
Position statement on the disposal of anatomical specimens, former anatomical specimens and body parts (including those that have been imported).
  • Anatomical specimen
  • Disposal
Regulation of the Post Mortem Sector 2014 - 16: What we have learnedNovember 2016This report is aimed particularly at Designated Individuals (DI), Persons Designated (PD), and any staff working under their direction in the conduct of licensed activities: predominantly pathologists and anatomical pathology technologists. The contextual sector information and the learning gained from the...
  • Post mortem
  • HTA Reportable Incident (HTARI)
  • Mortuaries
  • News and events
Why specialist forms are useful for obtaining post mortem consent taking from parents who have lost a perinatal child
  • Perinatal
  • Post mortem
Donation of solid organs for transplantation
  • 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

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