Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Guidance for the public

A full list of all the guidance that we provide for members of the public is below. You can search for any guidance you require by using the search and/or filter on the right hand side of this page. Common searches for information about donation, tissue banking or post mortem examination can be found by clicking on the menu items above.

Information about donating your brain for research
Donating bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cells
This policy outlines the approach the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) takes when dealing with allegations about individuals or establishments (licensed or unlicensed) that fall into the HTA’s regulatory remit.
Resolving complaints can improve the Human Tissue Authority’s (HTA’s) services and support the HTA’s reputation.
About the HTA's role in living organ donation
NHSBT and HTA's roles in living organ donation
Information about the different types of living donation
Information about the role of the coroner and how the HTA supports their work