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 Human Tissue Act 2004 (Persons who Lack Capacity to Consent and Transplants) Regulations 2006 (Regulations) require that an AA must have conducted separate interviews with the donor, the person giving consent on the donor’s behalf and the recipient in order to gather the material that must be reported to the HTA.The purpose of the interviews is to ensure that donors are not forced to do...
  • Bone marrow donation
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

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