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Human Tissue Authority

Address:
Finlaison House, , 15-17 Furnival Street, London, EC4A 1AB
Area serviced:
Nationwide
Telephone:
020 7211 3400
Fax:
020 7211 3430
Website:
Sector:
Public

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Human bodies are used to teach students about the structure of the body and how it works; they may also be used to train surgeons and other healthcare professionals. People decide in advance to donate their body after their death. These donations are highly valued by staff and students at anatomy establishments.
By making a will you can decide what happens to your property and possessions after your death. Although you do not have to make one by law, it is the best way to make sure your estate is passed on to family and friends exactly as you wish. If you die without a will, your assets may be distributed according to the law rather than your wishes.