Information regarding the procedure
for donating a body for anatomical examination under provision of The
Human Tissue Act 2004 and Human Tissue Authority (HTA).
Thank you for your interest in bequeathing your body for
anatomical examination after death. The generous action of our donors
is greatly appreciated and each bequest is directed to the best
advantage of medical education, teaching and research. Anatomical
examination is an essential part of the training that Doctors and other
Health Care Professionals receive, therefore the decision of an
individual to donate his or her body for this purpose is a vital
contribution to this.
- Should you wish to donate your body to the Human Anatomy
Centre or obtain further information, please contact the Bequeathal
Secretary, Lynn Haythorpe 01223
333776. This line is normally
open Monday to Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm.
Lynn will also assist with further queries and can provide consent
forms and information in a variety of formats.
- If your query concerns the death of a donor, please call
Lynn directly on the telephone number above and she will guide you
through this process. Outside our office hours, including Bank
Holidays, a telephone answering machine is in operation which gives
clear instructions of the action to be taken in the event of a
bequeathal. Please leave a message and you will be contacted at the
first available opportunity.
You can find further information on the FAQ
Individuals wishing to donate their body who haven't
returned a consent form to the Department before 1st September 2006
should note that consent now requires a witnessed signature.