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.

About post mortem sector HTA Reportable Incidents, including information about how to log HTARIs
  • HTA Reportable Incident (HTARI)
Information about reporting a human application or organ donation and transplant SAEAR
  • Organ donation and transplantation
  • Serious Adverse Event or Adverse Reaction (SAEARs)
Guidance on the online Portal for Independent Assessors
  • Living organ donation
  • Portal guidance
  • Transplants
  • Organ donation and transplantation
  • Independent Assessors
Guidance for when a translator has been required by an Independent Assessor or Living Donation Coordinator
  • Living organ donation
  • Transplants
  • Organ donation and transplantation
Guidance for hospital and mortuary staff on brain and spinal cord donation
  • Brain donation
More information about DNA and the HTA's role
  • DNA
Which research activities the HTA requlates and how consent should be obtained to use human tissue for research
  • Research
The HTA's remit regarding the regulation of cell lines grown outside the human body for patient treatment
  • Human application
  • Stem cells
Which records should be used by licensed and unlicensed establishments to evidence traceability and ensure a robust audit trail
  • Record retention

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