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Consent underpins the Human Tissue Act (2004) (HT Act). This section explains the consent exemptions from the Act.
This position statement outlines guidance provided on consent for post-mortem examination and tissue retention.
Winter can be an especially challenging time of year for health services. For mortuaries, higher numbers of deaths can pose problems if adequate numbers of refrigerated storage spaces are unavailable.
The Human Tissue Act 2004 requires that the removal of tissue from the deceased for research within the scope of the Act must always be licensed, on specified premises, and that specific minimum requirements are met.
The HTA has published guidance for hospital and mortuary staff on brain and spinal cord donation.
This brief guide provides information about post mortem examinations which do not require the body to be opened. These use the same types of imaging equipment used to examine the living, for example patients with cancer, referred to as cross-sectional imaging. Please click on the link below to...