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Human remains and body parts policy
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Policy overview

We don't allow humans, the human body, or any human body parts or products to be listed on eBay, with two exceptions. Sellers can list items containing human scalp hair, and skulls and skeletons intended for medical use.

Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines?

Allowed

Allowed

  • Items that contain human scalp hair (such as lockets or wigs)

  • Clean, articulated (jointed), non-Native American skulls and skeletons used for medical research

Restricted

Restricted

If you are selling a first-class relic, you must state in the item description what the relic is made from. If it's a human remain it can't be sold if it's made from any body part except human scalp hair.

Not allowed

Not allowed

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

  • Native American grave-related items, including skulls and skeletons intended for medical research

  • Tibetan prayer skulls

  • organs

  • bones

  • blood

  • waste products

  • body fluids

  • sperm

  • eggs

  • any of these items included as a gift, prize or giveaway in connection with another item listed on eBay

You can't sell any of these items even if you state they are intended for medical research.

Why does eBay have this policy?

The sale of humans and human remains is prohibited by law, and sellers can't list them on eBay.

Contact Customer Support
You can contact Customer Support to report a listing you think violates this policy. Go to that listing, and then click the Report item link on the right side of the page.

We'll review your report and take appropriate action.
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