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The Human Tissue Authority (HTA), the regulator for human tissue, cells and organs, has today published compliance reports for establishments licensed in the Anatomy and
New guidance and FAQs to help improve body donation information to support informed consent.
Medical school staff are sometimes faced with the challenge of deciding whether the consent given by potential donors, often many years before their death, is valid if it contains colloquial terminology and not the specific terms stated in the Human Tissue Act 2004 (the HT Act).
These guides set out your basic rights when dealing with an establishment regulated by the HTA.
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For more ifnromation, please see our current Codes of Practice and Standards
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...
Please be aware that body donations are affected due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
As this situation is likely to continue for an unknown period of time, donors should ensure that they have an alternative funeral plan should their body donation not be accepted.