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.

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
Submit your Accredited Assessor reports
  • Bone marrow donation
  • Portal guidance
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
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
Information about HTA Accredited Assessors (AAs)
  • Bone marrow donation
Organ Donation and Transplant Sector Regulation: A look back review (March 2014)
HTA position on biological testing requirements for autologous donors of tissues and cells.
  • Autologous donors
A guide for transplant teams and Independent Assessors
  • Transplants
  • Living organ donation
  • Organ donation and transplantation
  • Independent Assessors
About the the organ donation and transplantation legislation and framework
  • Governance
  • EU Organ Donation Directive
Information about the HFEA and HTA's work to reduce the regulatory overlap regarding the storage of ovarian and testicular tissue.
  • Ovarian and testicular tissue

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