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Human Tissue Act 2004

Section 14: Remit

32.Subsection (1) lists the activities within the HTA’s remit. The activities include disposal of bodies and relevant material stored or used for scheduled purposes.  Subsection (3) excludes from the remit of the HTA activities done in relation to material from bodies, or bodies, where the person died before the Act comes into force and has been dead for at least 100 years.  Subsection (4) provides that the Secretary of State may by order add to the activities within the remit of the HTA. Subsection (5) defines 'relevant material' in this section as excluding blood or anything derived from blood for the purpose of transplantation.   Blood and blood products for transfusion will be regulated upon implementation of Directive 2002/98/EC setting standards of quality and safety for the collection, testing, processing, storage and distribution of human blood and blood components.

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