Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Number of bodies received

The compliance data shows that Anatomy establishments can vary quite widely in the number of donated bodies they receive each year (Figure 3). For example:

  • Eight establishments did not receive any donated bodies in 2017;
  • Two establishments received only a single body; and,
  • One establishment received 95-100 donated bodies per year.

This contrast indicates the varying needs of the different establishments, and may be influenced by the type of training they undertake.

Figure 3. The number of licensed establishments (number on top of the bar) and the number of bodies they receive per year (number indicated under the bar)

Last updated on: 27 May 2019