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.

  • Organ donation and transplantation
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
The Regulatory Advice Service for Regenerative Medicine (the Advice Service) is a ‘One Stop Shop’ for research and development professionals across academia, industry and the NHS.
  • Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products
  • Stem cells
Information regarding HTA Regulatory Alert 003/2008 on West Nile Virus
HTA position statement on the collection (procurement) of umbilical cord blood.
  • Cord Blood
  • Human application
  • Stem cells
HTA advice for mortuaries on contingency arrangements during busy periods
Please note: the HTA is not currently undertaking site visit inspections due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please see our announcement on inspections and regulatory assessments This document is designed to provide you with information about the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) inspection process, so that you and your staff can prepare for an HTA inspection.• There is a second part of this...
  • General inspection
  • Inspection
Please note: the HTA is not currently undertaking site visit inspections due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please see our announcement on inspections and regulatory assessments This document is designed to provide you with information about the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) inspection process, so that you and your staff can prepare for an HTA inspection.• There is a first part of this...
  • General inspection
  • Inspection
Information about HTA branding and the use of the HTA logo
  • Logo and branding

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