Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

This document is designed to provide you with information about the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) inspection process, so that you and your staff can prepare for an HTA inspection.• There is a second part of this guidance, covering site visits• The appendix - applicable to both parts one and two - can be downloaded here• The whole document - parts one and two, plus the appendix - can be downloaded...
Resolving complaints can improve the Human Tissue Authority’s (HTA’s) services and support the HTA’s reputation.
  • Complaints
Guidance for establishments licensed under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 who are involved in the procurement, receipt and acceptance of umbilical cord blood.
  • Cord Blood
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Stem cells
HTA and MHRA Policy on the Regulation of Blood as a Starting Material for ATMP Manufacture
Notice for Designated Individuals in the human application and research sectors regarding controlled rate freezers manufactured by Planer plc.
Further guidance for mortuaries on how to formalise agreements with funeral directors
  • Funeral directors
Issued 10 May 2017Notice for •    Designated Individuals (DIs) in the Human Application (HA) sector ScopeThis alert is being issued by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) and includes information relevant to DIs of establishments which use human albumin during the processing of tissues or cells for human application. Please circulate this information to staff within your...
  • Human application
The role of the Independent Assessor in living organ donations and how to apply to become one
  • Donation
  • Organ donation
About post mortem sector HTA Reportable Incidents, including information about how to log HTARIs
  • HTA Reportable Incident (HTARI)
About the the organ donation and transplantation legislation and framework
  • Governance
  • EU Organ Donation Directive