Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Contact Us

You can 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

You can contact the HTA  on 020 7269 1900 (Mon - Fri, 9 to 5).

 

Body Donation

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

We do 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.

 

Out of Hours (for professional organisations only)

The out of hours contact number can be used for urgent matters for the HTA, such as emergency mortuary licensing.

Please use 020 7269 1975 if you are calling out of hours from:

  • a licensed establishment,
  • the police or another emergency service,
  • a coroner's office, or
  • from another organisation.

If your matter is urgent and within working hours, please call 020 7269 1900.

 

Postal Address

You can also contact the HTA by post at: HTA, 151 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SZ

 

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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