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Human Remains


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 the Philippines:

  • The trading of human corpses or remains, and

  • The trading in organs and blood .

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

  • Loss of PowerSeller status

  • Account suspension

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

  • organs (kidney, liver, heart, cornea)

  • bone

  • blood

  • waste

  • sperm

  • eggs

  • human corpses

  • The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 (Republic Act No. 9203) defines “Trafficking in Persons” as referring to the recruitment, transportation, transfer or harboring, or receipt of persons with or without the victim's consent or knowledge, within or across national borders by means of threat or use of force, or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or of position, taking advantage of the vulnerability of the persons, or, the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation which includes the removal or sale of organs.

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

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