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Some schools and colleges store human material for use in teaching. Such specimens could include cells on a microscope slide, specimens preserved in formalin, skulls, and partial or complete skeletons.
Under the Human Tissue Act 2004 (‘the HT Act’), human material which contains cells is...
The HTA has produced a model consent form for professionals seeking consent for an adult or child's post mortem. There is also guidance for the families of the deceased.
For information about temporary body storage in the event of a pandemic outbreak resulting in mass fatalities please go to guidance on temporary body storage arrangements in a pandemic situation
Role of Designated Individual
Designated Individuals have a key role to play in implementing the requirements of the HT Act.
Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, have developed model consent forms, information and guidance for health professionals seeking consent for post mortems on babies who have died before, during or shortly after birth.