Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Guidance on paragraph 100 of the HTA’s Code of Practice on the Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013 – persons who may not act as an appointed representative
  • Wales
  • Deceased donation
Information for anatomy schools, including anatomy forms, consent forms and bequeathal booklets
The role of the HTA in Bone Marrow and PBSC donationThe Human Tissue Act 2004 (HT Act) provides the legal framework for bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Scotland, the framework is provided by the Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006. PBSCs are cells found in the bloodstream which are able to develop into the different cell types...
  • Living organ donation
  • Transplants
Regulation around activities which involve selecting and removing tissue and/or cells intended for patient treatment
  • Human application
  • Procurement
Guidance on the removal of relevant material from deceased children
  • Deceased children
  • Relevant material
Guidance for when a translator has been required by an Independent Assessor or Living Donation Coordinator
  • Donation
  • Living organ donation
  • Organ donation
  • Organs
  • Transplants
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
For the anatomy, organ donation and transplantation, public display, research and post mortem sectors
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