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The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has produced this information to provide an overview of cryonics - the cryopreservation of whole bodies. We have worked with our public panel to find out what questions the public has about cryonics, and we have tried to answer those questions here.
Cryonics, cryopreservation and cryogenics - what do these terms mean and what is the difference?
This document aims to provide an overview of the Human Tissue Authority’s (HTA) role in the regulation of post-mortem examination. It also aims to provide leaders of services and board members with an overview of the key strategic issues facing mortuaries and of the potential consequences when...
Our Codes of Practice and Standards provide practical guidance to professionals carrying out activities within the scope of the HTA’s remit.
We have created separate documents that provide additional guidance for our licensing Standards for Codes B, C, D and E.
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
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Since the implementation of the updated Codes of Practice and licensing standards in April 2017, there has been an increase in the amount and severity of shortfalls identified during routine site visit inspections, p
This policy describes the Human Tissue Authority’s (HTA’s) policy on the sale of human bodies, body parts and tissue.Purpose
The purpose of this policy is to inform stakeholders of the HTA’s position on the sale of human bodies, body parts or tissue.