Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Types of material used

We found that there is a range of ‘relevant material’ being stored and used across Anatomy establishments (Figure 5). The most common specimens are:

  • bones or skeletons;
  • potted specimens; and,
  • embalmed bodies.

Figure 5. The number of establishments that use each of the indicated types of tissue.  Establishments generally use multiple types of tissue

Twenty-one (56%) of Anatomy establishments stated that in addition to human tissue, they also store animal tissue for research and teaching purposes.



Last updated on: 29 May 2019