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Human remains policy

The listing of humans, the human body, any human body parts or human remains are not permitted on eBay. However, items that contain human hair (such as lockets) as well as skulls and skeletons that are used for medical purposes may be listed on eBay.

Please note that the following activities are prohibited in Singapore:

  • The trading of human corpses or remains,
  • The trading in organs and blood, and
  • The commercial trading in human eggs, embryos, etc which can be used for the purposes of certain reproductive technologies.

Accordingly, none of the above items may be listed on eBay. Please see the Additional Information section below.

Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions, including:

  • Listing cancellation
  • Loss of eBay fees
  • Limits placed on account privileges
  • Account suspension

Some Examples

Examples of prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

  • organs (kidney, liver, heart, cornea)
  • bone
  • blood
  • waste
  • sperm
  • eggs
  • human corpses

Sellers may not include such items as a gift, prize, or giveaway in connection with an item listed on eBay.

The sale of certain products derived from any organ or blood which has been subjected to processing or treatment is permitted though under the Human Organ Transplant (Specified Products) Notification. Examples include:

  • human blood products and plasma fractions
  • human hormones
  • vaccines and toxoids
  • diagnostic agents derived from human blood

Additional Information


Why does eBay have this policy?

eBay urges its sellers and buyers to comply with all governmental regulations and laws. Since the sale of humans and human remains are prohibited by law, sellers may not list them on eBay.

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