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.

Notice for Designated Individuals in the human application and research sectors regarding controlled rate freezers manufactured by Planer plc.
This page provides background information on the implementation of the EU Tissue and Cells Directive via the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007.
  • EU tissue and cells directive
Policy on the management and traceability of tissue samples retained by independent pathologists
  • Pathologists
  • Traceability
Notice for Designated Individuals in the Human Application sector regarding Viaspan solution, which is distributed by Bristol Myers-Squibb.
Here you will find information on Designated Individuals (DIs) and Licence Holders (LHs) under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007
  • General licensing
Policy on consent for post-mortem examination and tissue retention under the Human Tissue Act 2004
  • Consent
  • Human Tissue Act
  • Post mortem
  • Research
Notice for Designated Individuals in the Human application sector regarding the Hepatitis C virus total antibody kit manufactured by Abbott GmbH & Co. KG and distributed in the UK by Abbott Diagnostics_x000D_ _x000D_
Guide to the HTA system for the reporting SAEARs that are linked to the procurement, testing, processing, preservation, storage and distribution of human tissues and cells.
  • Human application
  • Serious Adverse Event or Adverse Reaction (SAEARs)
To help those preparing for a pandemic situation, the HTA has produced guidance on temporary body storage arrangements and licensing requirements.
  • Storage
Medfor Femoral Head Storage Pots (S400).

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