Human Tissue Authority

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Preservation methods

Seven of the 37 (14%) Anatomy establishments do not undertake any preservation on site. We found that a range of methods are undertaken at the remaining 30 establishments, with most establishments utilising several different methods for preserving bodies and tissue (Figure 4).

Eleven establishments indicated that individuals other than staff, such as students, might be involved in the preparation of bodies. This was only conducted under the close supervision of establishment staff.

Figure 4. The number of establishments (number on each pie slice) that utilise the indicated preservation methods. Establishments may utilise more than one method

Last updated on: 27 May 2019