Select a letter below to find the word you are looking for. The glossary terms are for use in context with the work of the HTA, and are taken from our codes of practice.
Embryonic stem cells
Cells derived from blastocyst-stage embryos that have the ability to differentiate into any cell type found in the body.
Emotionally related donation
Where the potential donor has a relationship with the potential recipient, for example, spouse, partner or close friend.
Excepted bodily material
This is bodily material which is excepted from the provisions of Section 45 of the Human Tissue Act 2004. Bodily material is ‘excepted’ if: It is material which has come from the body of a person who died before the 1 September 2006 and at least 100 years have elapsed since the date of the person’s death, if it is an existing holding and the person who has it is not in possession, and not likely to come into possession, of information which could identify whose body the material has come from, and if it is an embryo outside the human body
If the results of DNA analysis are to be used for an ‘excepted purpose’, this falls outside the provisions of the Act. For more information on excepted purposes look at the section on ‘Consent and the use of DNA’ in the Code of practice on Consent.
The body of a deceased person, or any relevant material which has come from the human body, held immediately prior to 1 September 2006.