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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).
Under the Human Tissue Act 2004, the HTA is responsible for preparing a Code of Practice on ‘the import, and the export of (i) the body of a deceased person, or (ii) relevant material which has come from a human body’.
New guidance and FAQs to help improve body donation information to support informed consent.
These guides set out your basic rights when dealing with an establishment regulated by the HTA.
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...
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