With the law in England on deceased organ and tissue donation having changed on 20 May 2020 to a system of “deemed consent” (often referred to as an “opt-out” system), we have updated our public guide to our Code of Practice F to help you better understand how this new law works in practice.
We regulate organisations that remove, store and use human tissue for research, medical treatment, post-mortem examination, education and training, and display in public. We also give approval for organ and bone marrow donations from living people.
Our role as a regulator is to ensure that the activities undertaken at these places are within the law and meet our standards.
We operate under four guiding principles that should inform the work of anyone working with human bodies, organs, and tissue, which are:
- Quality, and
- Honest and openness
Below you can also find translations of this guide into the following languages:
- Arabic (PDF 270 KB)
- Bengali (PDF 218 KB)
- Gujarati (PDF 408 KB)
- Hebrew (PDF 338 KB)
- Hindi (PDF 404 KB)
- Polish (PDF 198 KB)
- Punjabi (PDF 400 KB)
- Urdu (PDF 297 KB)
- Welsh (PDF 168 KB)
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