Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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)
  • Living organ donation
  • Organ donation and transplantation
  • Transplants
HTA's current position on the absence of a presumed genetic relationship
  • Transplants
On this page you can download the model consent forms and the authorisation for loan form.
Disposal of relevant material
  • Codes of practice
  • Disposal
  • Licensing
New EU regulations for medical devices (MDR) and in-vitro medical devices (IVDR) have been introduced. These regulations entered into force on 25 May 2017 across EU Member States. However, most requirements will not fully apply until 26 May 2020 for the MDR, and 26 May 2022 for the IVDR.The scope of the MDR now includes certain products manufactured utilising derivatives of tissues or cells of...
  • Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products
  • EU tissue and cells directive
  • Human application
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
A Channel 4 Dispatches programme in March 2014 highlighted pregnancy loss and the disposal of fetal remains.
  • Fetal tissue
  • Pregnancy loss
What activities require a licence from the HTA under the HT Act and how to apply for a licence
  • General licensing
  • Licensing

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