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
What activities require a licence from the HTA under the HT Act and how to apply for a licence
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
Why the HTA publishes inspection reports on licensed establishments and what information they contain
  • Inspection reports
  • General inspection
The role of the Independent Assessor in living organ donations and how to apply to become one
  • Donation
  • Organ donation
Why specialist forms are useful for obtaining post mortem consent taking from parents who have lost a perinatal child
  • Perinatal
  • Post mortem


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