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
  • Transplants
HTA position statement on storage of human material for teaching by schools and colleges
  • Anatomy
EU Directives amending coding and import regulations will become law during 2016
  • Human application
  • Import and export
Post-mortem examinations
  • Codes of practice
  • Pathologists
  • Perinatal
  • Post mortem
To help those preparing for a pandemic situation, the HTA has produced guidance on temporary body storage arrangements and licensing requirements.
  • Storage
  • Living organ donation
  • Organ donation and transplantation
  • Transplants
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)
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