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.

Regulation around activities which involve selecting and removing tissue and/or cells intended for patient treatment
  • Human application
  • Procurement
What activities require a licence from the HTA under the HT Act and how to apply for a licence
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
Why the HTA publishes inspection reports on licensed establishments and what information they contain
  • Inspection reports
  • General inspection
The role of the Independent Assessor in living organ donations and how to apply to become one
  • Donation
  • Organ donation
Why specialist forms are useful for obtaining post mortem consent taking from parents who have lost a perinatal child
  • Perinatal
  • Post mortem
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

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