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The HTA can provide an HTA licence for an emergency mortuary in the event of an incident.
The HTA has developed a system for doing this, working with the Home Office and other relevant bodies.
Licensed establishments are required to meet the standards that are detailed in the HTA’s assessment criteria.
This guide explains the requirements for licences which store tissues and cells for human application and for licences and/or third party agreements which carry out the procurement, testing, processing, distribution, import or export of tissues and cells for human application.
Read regulatory alert 002/2019
Notice for Designated Individuals in the Human Application sector and licence contacts in the Organ Donation and Transplantation sector regarding Dengue.
Issued 3 October 2019
The McCracken review looked at how the HTA and HFEA could be more efficient. The HTA has fully incorporated its recommendations.
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The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is the national independent regulator for organisations that remove, store and use tissue for research, medical treatment, post-mortem examination, teaching and display in public. We also give approval for organ and bone marrow donations from living people.
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