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.

Help improve the information we provide by joining our public panel; a no-commitment online group. You'll receive occasional short surveys to help us focus on what is important to you.

Information about donating your brain for research
Donating bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cells
Your options for cord blood banking, the benefits, public vs. private and what questions to ask your cord blood bank
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
Details of transplant units across the UK