In July 2017, the Government approved the drafting of a Human Tissue Bill to:

·Regulate the removal, retention, storage, use and disposal of human tissue from deceased persons;
·Provide general conditions for the removal, donation and use of organs and tissues from deceased and living persons for the purposes of transplantation; and
·Provide for an opt-out system of consent for organ donation and for an associated register.

The goals of the Human Tissue Bill are underpinned by the principles of protection of the bodily integrity of the individual before and after death, and of respect for the autonomy of the individual and the rights of the bereaved. 

The proposed legislation will include, amongst others, provisions, on:

·Post mortem practice and procedures
·Anatomical examination/education & training
·Public display of bodies after death
·Organ donation and transplantation

The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on the proposals to inform the drafting of the Bill:

·Part 1 of the consultation relates to post mortem practices and procedures, anatomical examination/education & training and the public display of bodies after death;
·Part 2 of the consultation relates to organ donation and transplantation.

All submissions received will be subject to the Freedom of Information Act (2014) By continuing, you acknowledge that you are aware that your responses may be released in response to a Freedom of Information request.

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