Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Guidance for professionals

The filter and search function on this page allows you to refine down the full list of guidance that we provide for professionals to find specific items. Common searches for the HTA codes of practice and standards, licensing, fees and inspection information or for specific information for each of our regulated sectors can be found using the menu items above.

In this section you can read regulatory alerts issued by the Human Tissue Authority to licensed establishments.
Position statement on consent for post-mortem examination and tissue retention under the Human Tissue Act 2004
  • Consent
  • Human Tissue Act
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)
Submit your Accredited Assessor reports
  • Bone marrow donation
  • Portal guidance
The standards that establishments licensed under an HTA post mortem licence should meet
  • HTA standards
  • Licensing
Information about HTA Accredited Assessors (AAs)
  • Bone marrow donation
Policy on the management and traceability of tissue samples retained by independent pathologists
  • Pathologists
  • Traceability
Information about the regulatory framework applied to Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs)
  • Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products
  • Regenerative medicine
A guide for transplant teams and Independent Assessors
  • Transplants
  • Living organ donation
  • Organ donation and transplantation
  • Independent Assessors
Policy on consent for post-mortem examination and tissue retention under the Human Tissue Act 2004
  • Consent
  • Human Tissue Act
  • Post mortem
  • Research

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