Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

In this section you can read regulatory alerts issued by the Human Tissue Authority to licensed establishments.
This page provides guidance on when DNA analysis may be used, for obtaining scientific or medical information about the person whose body manufactured the DNA, even if their consent has not been obtained. This page also provides information about how esta
  • DNA
Defining ATMPs and explaining the HTA's role in regulating them
  • Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products
  • Human application
Guidance for hospital and mortuary staff on brain and spinal cord donation
  • Brain donation
Position statement on consent for post-mortem examination and tissue retention under the Human Tissue Act 2004
  • Consent
  • Human Tissue Act
Guidance to Bone Marrow and PBSC Transplant Teams and Accredited Assessors
  • Bone marrow donation
  • Transplants
Guidance about the HTA seeking patient identifiable information on inspection or when investigating complaints
  • General inspection
  • Inspection
Information on the licensing requirements under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 (Q&S Regulations).
  • General licensing
This document provides step-by-step guidance on how to complete and submit compliance updates
  • Compliance updates
  • Governance