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National Health Act, 2003 (Act No. 61 of 2003)

Chapter 8 : Control of use of blood, blood products, tissue and gametes in humans

64. Purposes of donation of body, tissue, blood or blood products of deceased persons


(1) A donation in terms of section 62 may only be made for—
(a) the purposes of the training of students in health sciences;
(b) the purposes of health research;
(c) the purposes of the advancement of health sciences;
(d) therapeutic purposes, including the use of tissue in any living person; or
(e) the production of a therapeutic, diagnostic or prophylactic substance.


(2) This Act does not apply to the preparation of the body of a deceased person for the purposes of embalming it, whether or not such preparation involves the—
(a) making of incisions in the body for the withdrawal of blood and the replacement thereof by a preservative; or
(b) restoration of any disfigurement or mutilation of the body before its burial.