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.

Reporting obligations and processes regarding SARs and SAEs in HTA licensed establishments
  • Human application
  • Serious Adverse Event or Adverse Reaction (SAEARs)
The HTA's role in regulating import, export, distribution and/or storage of acellular human tissue-derived products
  • Acellular material
  • Human application
The transportation and delivery of tissues or cells intended for human application, including to or from other countries
  • Import and export
Disposal of tissue and specimens in a dignified, respectful and legally compliant way
  • Anatomy
  • Disposal
Information to help midwives, maternity units and other cord blood procurers understand the legal requirements for cord blood collection
  • Cord Blood
  • Human application
  • Procurement
Information about the use of DNA, how consent for it use should be sought and how this is regulated
  • Consent
  • DNA
The objectives of Preparation Process Dossiers including process validation, reagents and materials, quality control and labelling
  • Human application
  • Preparation Process Dossiers
How to provide a third party with the authority to undertake licensable activities on behalf of a licensed establishment
  • Third party
Regulation regarding cells procured from a person and processed during a single surgical procedure
  • Single surgical procedures
Which research activities the HTA requlates and how consent should be obtained to use human tissue for research
  • Research

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