Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Guidance for professionals

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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
HTA position statement on the regulation of dendritic cells and white blood cells other than granulocytes under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007
  • Dendritic cells
Organ Donation and Transplant Sector Regulation: A look back review (March 2014)
HTA position on biological testing requirements for autologous donors of tissues and cells.
  • Autologous donors
About the the organ donation and transplantation legislation and framework
  • Governance
  • EU Organ Donation Directive
Information about the HFEA and HTA's work to reduce the regulatory overlap regarding the storage of ovarian and testicular tissue.
  • Ovarian and testicular tissue
West Nile Virus – Bologna and Ferrara Districts, Italy
The standards that establishments licensed under an HTA research licence should meet
Guide to Quality and Safety Assurance for Human Tissues and Cells for Patient Treatment
  • Human application
Notice for Designated Individuals in the human application and research sectors regarding controlled rate freezers manufactured by Planer plc.

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