Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Advice and learning

122.  Ten pieces of advice were given against standard PFE2.

123.  Human tissue which poses infection risks may be stored by establishments. Where this is the case, establishments need to undertake risk assessments that include the risks to staff as well as the range of risks of storing human tissue which is infectious or of unknown infectious status. 

124. Advice was given to one establishment about the management of risks associated with cross contamination between two areas on the same premises. Staff could move freely between the sample processing area and the human tissue archive area, and there was no demarcation to differentiate between ‘clean’ and ‘dirty’ areas.