Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Disclosing information about HTARIs and SAEARs

HTA-licensed establishments in the Post Mortem sector are required to report incidents (HTARIs), and those in the Human Application and Organ Donation and Transplantation sectors are required to report serious adverse events or reactions (SAEARs), as part of their licensing with us. 

When reporting incidents, establishments are asked to provide all relevant information at an appropriate level of detail so that the HTA can be assured that the incident has been adequately investigated, root causes understood, and adequate corrective action is undertaken. The provision of frank and suitably detailed reports makes a very important contribution to our ability to raise standards and make sure that action is taken to prevent similar incidents happening elsewhere. As the regulator, we identify trends and share learning so that sector-wide risks can be identified and acted upon.

In line with the HTA’s commitment to increase transparency, we publish details about the volume and nature of incidents in a quarterly report.

These reports include the following data for all incidents that have been investigated and closed during the quarter:

  • Case number
  • Brief description of the incident
  • Licence number
  • Establishment name
  • Type of incident

If, when reporting an incident, you have concerns about the publication of details, please discuss this with us so that we can take these into account. If you have any questions about this, please contact the HTA

Last updated on: 30 Jun 2020