Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Contact Us

Please be aware that we are currently receiving a large volume of enquiries during a particularly busy time in relation to the current situation with the increased spread of COVID-19 cases across the UK.

Your enquiry will receive a response, but please bear with us whilst we do our best to respond at this time.

 

In the first instance, where your enquiry is not immediately urgent, please use the form at the bottom of this page to submit an enquiry directly; please select the primary reason for your enquiry and complete your details as required. We aim to respond to your enquiry in 10 working days.

 

Call Us

If your enquiry is urgent, you can contact the HTA  on 020 7269 1900 (Mon - Fri, 9 to 5).

 

Body Donation

Please note - during the present circumstances, we will not be sending printed body donation packs out to potential body donors. You can download a pack here.

You can find information about how to donate your body on our website here.

The HTA does not collect or receive bodies or other human materials; we license and inspect the organisations that do.

If you choose to donate your body to a medical school, this arrangement is between you and the medical school involved.

Please note - medical schools will not accept bodies outside of normal working hours. If someone dies during the night or at the weekend, their body will need to be moved to a funeral director's premises until you can contact the medical school (see contact details for medical schools here). Arrangements can then be made for the transfer of the body if the school confirms that it is able to accept it.

We have no role in helping to make arrangements for facilitating body donation so cannot offer any assistance on this matter out of hours while medical schools are closed.

 

Postal Address

Whilst we are asking HTA staff to work remotely, please do not send enquiries in the post. 

 

Media Enquiries

If you have a media enquiry, you can find details about our communications team here.

 

To submit an enquiry, please use the form below by selecting the primary reason for your enquiry and completing your details as required. We aim to respond to your enquiry in 10 working days.

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