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.

Organ Donation and Transplant Sector Regulation: A look back review (March 2014)
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
About the the organ donation and transplantation legislation and framework
  • Governance
  • EU Organ Donation Directive
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
The standards that establishments licensed under an HTA research licence should meet
HTA position on biological testing requirements for autologous donors of tissues and cells.
  • Autologous donors
Position statement jointly produced and issued by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) and the Health Research Authority (HRA).
  • Diagnostic archives
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
Further resources for those working in the research sector
  • Consent
Guide to Quality and Safety Assurance for Human Tissues and Cells for Patient Treatment
  • Human application

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