If you wish to donate your body for medical education training or research, you should make your wishes known (in writing and witnessed) before you die and inform your next of kin (and the executor of your will if this is not the same person).
The Human Tissue Authority regulates the removal, storage, use and disposal of human bodies, organs and tissue from the living and deceased.
The HTA was set up to regulate the removal, storage, use and disposal of human bodies, organs and tissue for a number of Scheduled Purposes – such as research, transplantation, and education and training – set out in the Human Tissue Act 2004 (HT Act).
The HTA provides general information on body donation but does not provide detailed information on behalf of each establishment, such as body donation acceptance criteria or opening times. This kind of information can only be obtained directly from the establishment. Please note that the HTA provide contact details for medical schools.