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Doctors accused of refusing transplant on moral grounds

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7091.1365l (Published 10 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1365
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A British liver transplant specialist last week accused colleagues of taking a decision on moral rather than medical grounds when they refused a transplant to a teenage girl with liver failure after she took half an ecstasy tablet. Professor Roger Williams of the Institute of Hepatology at University College, London, was giving evidence at a fatal accident inquiry at Aberdeen Sheriff Court into the death of 15 year old Michelle Paul.

    Earlier, transplant surgeon Hilary Sanfey, who headed the team looking after the girl at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, had insisted that …

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