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The HTA can issue a licence for emergency mortuary facilities that:
The Premises, Facilities and Equipment standards include storage arrangements for bodies and maintenance of the premises and equipment to ensure dignity of the deceased is maintained. 164 shortfalls out of 59 inspections were identified.
A number of preservation methods are used by anatomy establishments (Figure 3). Out of 36 establishments, two carry out Thiel embalming, and 12 establishments undertake fresh frozen preservation.
Seven of the 37 (14%) Anatomy establishments do not undertake any preservation on site. We found that a range of methods are undertaken at the remaining 30 establishments, with most establishments utilising several different methods for preserving bodies and tissue (Figure 4).
Banking cord blood privately means that the cord blood is collected and stored for potential future treatments. Privately banked cord blood is intended to be used only for the donor or a member of the donor’s family. Units of cord blood banked privately are not listed on national and...
Out of 165 establishments, 43% (77) are classified as ‘Academic’, 37% (66) are ‘Commercial’, and 14% (25) are NHS-affiliated establishments. Four licensed establishments are charities and six consider themselves to be in the ‘Other’ category. The ‘other’ category includes government bodies and...
The majority of Anatomy establishments are licensed as a single facility; a small number have satellite sites (Figure 1).