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.

The HTA's remit regarding the regulation of cell lines grown outside the human body for patient treatment
  • Human application
  • Stem cells
Which records should be used by licensed and unlicensed establishments to evidence traceability and ensure a robust audit trail
  • Record retention
  • Public display
Disposal of tissue and specimens in a dignified, respectful and legally compliant way
  • Anatomy
  • Disposal
  • Organ donation and transplantation
Information to help midwives, maternity units and other cord blood procurers understand the legal requirements for cord blood collection
  • Cord Blood
  • Human application
  • Procurement
Regulation around activities which involve selecting and removing tissue and/or cells intended for patient treatment
  • Human application
  • Procurement
Information about the use of DNA, how consent for it use should be sought and how this is regulated
  • Consent
  • DNA

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