Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Guidance for the public

A full list of all the guidance that we provide for members of the public is below. You can search for any guidance you require by using the search and/or filter on the right hand side of this page. Common searches for information about donation, tissue banking or post mortem examination can be found by clicking on the menu items above.

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Information about the use of DNA, how consent for it use should be sought and how this is regulated
Information for those considering donating their body for medical training
Information about donating your body
An explanation about post mortem examinations
Information about donating your tissue for research
Information about deceased organ donation intended for transplantation
About a coroners' post-mortem examination
About perinatal post mortem examinations
About donating your tissue for research
Read our brief guide on post mortem examinations which do not require the body to be opened