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.

Answers to a number of frequently asked questions in the sector
  • Bone marrow donation
  • Bone marrow donation
What is a TPAIn the Human Application sector, a Third Party Agreement (TPA) may be used to provide an unlicensed third party with the authority to undertake licensable activities on behalf of an appropriately licensed establishment.DefinitionThe Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 (as amended) define a TPA as: “An agreement in writing between a licence...
  • Human application
  • Third party
Organ donation and transplant - HTA standards
  • Organ donation and transplantation
  • General inspection
  • Codes of practice
  • Inspection
  • General licensing
  • HTA standards
  • Inspection reports
  • General inspection
  • Human Tissue Act
Issued 20 August 2019 – updated 13 September 2019Notice for •    Designated Individuals in the Human Application sector •    Licence contacts in the Organ Donation and Transplantation sector ScopeThis alert is being issued by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) and includes information about recent cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in individuals in France,...
  • Human application
  • Organ donation and transplantation
Guidance for HTA establishments in the event of a 'no deal' scenario
  • EU Organ Donation Directive
  • EU tissue and cells directive
  • Human application
  • Import and export
  • Organ donation
  • Organ donation and transplantation
  • Organs
  • Stem cells
  • General inspection
  • General licensing
  • Human application
  • HTA standards
Issued 3 October 2019Notice for •    Designated Individuals in the Human Application sector •    Licence contacts in the Organ Donation and Transplantation sector ScopeThis alert is being issued by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) and includes information about a recent case of Dengue in an individual in Spain.Please circulate this information to staff...
  • Human application
  • Organ donation and transplantation

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