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.

Designated Individuals and Licence Holders both play key roles in the licensing arrangements under the Human Tissue Act (2004). This section explains the roles and responsibilities of these individuals.
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
Guidance for establishments licensed under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 who are involved in the procurement, receipt and acceptance of umbilical cord blood.
  • Cord Blood
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Stem cells
Medfor Femoral Head Storage Pots (S400).
Organ Donation and Transplant Sector Regulation: A look back review (March 2014)
HTA position statement on the regulation of dendritic cells and white blood cells other than granulocytes under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007
  • Dendritic cells
Traceability of stem cells distributed by Advanced Cell Therapeutics / Biomark / CellTech / BioCells
About the the organ donation and transplantation legislation and framework
  • Governance
  • EU Organ Donation Directive
HTA position on biological testing requirements for autologous donors of tissues and cells.
  • Autologous donors
In this section you can read regulatory alerts issued by the Human Tissue Authority to licensed establishments.
The standards that establishments licensed under an HTA research licence should meet

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