The Human Tissue

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) was set up to regulate the processes surrounding handling of human organs, bodies and tissue. The Human Tissue Act of 2004 replaces all previous acts relating to tissue and anatomy, and makes consent and authorisation the main principles surrounding all storage and collection of samples of tissue, DNA, bodies and anatomy as part of any scientific research, clarification, investigation or analysis.

Other sites

The UK Home Office: The UK Border Agency, part of the Home Office, is a government department responsible for immigration and customs issues. All applications for citizenship, asylum and entry to the UK is processed and considered through this department. Contains all information regarding UK immigration laws, policies and regulations. For more information on Immigration DNA Testing visit this page.

BMA – The British Medical Association: The British Medical Association (BMA) is an independent trade union and professional association for doctors and students in the medical profession. Designed to provide valuable information to qualified personnel, the site can also be used by all as an accurate source of medical information on new procedures, ethics and health services.

The Samaritans : A worldwide, 24-hour organisation providing non-judgemental, confidential, support for people in despair and desperation. Offering advice and counselling, the Samaritans is there to help everyone in their darkest hours, including those with thoughts of suicide.

The Fatherhood Institute: A registered charity striving to ensure that all children enjoy a strong and healthy relationship with their father or father figures, through the provision of information on all matters concerning parenthood, from baby care to adolescence and the problems it may bring.