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When someone dies it can be a distressing and confusing time for family members. In some circumstances, a post-mortem examination may be required or requested. This is an examination of a body after death and during this examination; organs and tissue samples may need to be removed for...
Donating your body to a medical school is a valuable gift - your donation will become an important resource for training healthcare professionals or for research.
Contact details for the transplant teams across the country can be found here.
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
The Human Tissue Act 2004 (HT Act) provides the legal framework for bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Regulators’ Code came into statutory effect in April 2014. It provides a principles-based framework for how regulators should engage with those they regulate.
The HTA was established on 1 April 2005 under the Human Tissue Act 2004 (HT Act) which extends to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The HTA is responsible for assessing all donations of bone marrow or PBSC (these are cells found in the bloodstream which are able to develop into all of the different cell types in blood) from adults who lack capacity to consent and children who lack competence to consent.