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.

HTA advice to the human application sector for preventing the transmission of the Ebola virus via blood and blood components
  • EU tissue and cells directive
  • Import and export
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
Reporting obligations and processes regarding SARs and SAEs in HTA licensed establishments
  • Human application
  • Serious Adverse Event or Adverse Reaction (SAEARs)
The HTA's role in regulating import, export, distribution and/or storage of acellular human tissue-derived products
  • Acellular material
  • Human application
The transportation and delivery of tissues or cells intended for human application, including to or from other countries
  • Import and export

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