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These are separate scheduled purposes under the Human Tissue Act 2004 (HT Act).
The HT Act defines an ‘anatomical specimen’ as:
a) the body of a deceased person to be used for the purpose of anatomical examination, or
b) the body of a deceased person in the course of being used for the purpose of anatomical examination (including separated parts of such a...
No. Although the term may be used by some staff working at anatomy establishments, the concept of 'one third of a body' has no legal status under the HT Act and is not used by the HTA.
Cremation may be viewed as a more dignified or respectful method of incineration. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, two different sets of regulations govern the process of cremation: the Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 and the Cremation (Belfast) Regulations (Northern...
The HT Act does not reference a method of disposal according to the type or size of the specimen or relevant material.
Browse our map of medical schools that accept body donations. Put in the first two letters of your postcode in the search bar on the left, select the correct postcode from the purple box, then click on the red icon on the map for details of who to contact at your local medical school.