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>PPDs should be authorised by the HTA before you undertake any processing activity. If there is an urgent need for you to begin processing any tissues and cells, then you should inform the HTA at the point of submission.
It is not illegal under the Human Tissue Act 2004 to setup a matching service, or use one of these services to seek a living donor providing there is no offer of reward/payment or material advantage to the potential donor (commercial dealings in human material for transplants is not allowed).
It is not illegal under the Human Tissue Act 2004 to use social media to seek a living donor provided there is no offer of reward / payment or material advantage to the potential donor (commercial dealings in human material for transplants is not allowed).
In the absence of qualifying consent, the results of DNA analysis can only be used for the excepted purposes detailed in Appendix 1 paragraph 5 (below). The excepted purpose of the functions of the coroner only relates to identification of the deceased and determining cause of death.
Yes. There must be consent for research in place from the donor or a person in a qualifying relationship to the donor immediately before their death.
Pregnancy remains may be packaged individually in separate containers or collectively for disposal.
It is possible for procurement sites to be satellite sites of a licensed establishment. Satellite establishments are normally smaller premises on a separate site to the licensed establishment.
Yes. Where the hospital’s practice is to bury/cremate remains together, the woman should be informed of this when she chooses one of these options. It should be noted that not all Cremation Authorities will agree to carry out communal or shared cremations.
Yes. The research tissue bank should make this clear to the donor and should also provide information about how it charges, and to whom they will supply the human tissue samples.