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The HTA was asked to provide information on the total number of organs received by HTA-licensed establishments, distinguishing between living and deceased donations; and also sharing the amount of human tissue received (in weight) by these establishments.
The number of samples of ‘relevant material’ varies greatly between establishments. The establishment with the largest collection holds over six million samples, while several establishments hold fewer than 100 samples.
Human bodies are used to teach students and to train surgeons and other healthcare professionals. We license and inspect organisations, such as medical schools, that carry out these activities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Codes of Practice
Our Codes of Practice and Standards provide practical guidance to professionals carrying out activities within the scope of the HTA’s remit.
Download these standards as a PDF.