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The Human Tissue Act 2004 permits, with consent, the donation of whole bodies for anatomical examination. It also allows for the storage and anatomical examination of a body, provided that it is carried out by or under the direction of a Designated Individual.
The HTA licenses premises in three ways: standalone premises, hub premises and satellite premises.
This policy describes the Human Tissue Authority’s (HTA’s) policy on the sale of human bodies, body parts and tissue.Purpose
The purpose of this policy is to inform stakeholders of the HTA’s position on the sale of human bodies, body parts or tissue.
This guide can be downloaded as a PDF, which includes the appendix covering references and recommended further reading.
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.
Issued 13 June 2008
Please note that if you are not undertaking activities relating to material for human application, for example you carry out organ donation and transplantation, post mortems or anatomical examinations, this system is not applicable to you.
The guidance below has been written for people who are going to become living organ donors.
It explains what kind of organisation we are, our role in the regulation of all living organ donations, and what you need to know before you donate an organ. This guidance also explains the...