Doctors to be advised on organ removal at necropsyBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7185.691a (Published 13 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:691
- John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
The Royal College of Pathologists in London is considering drawing up good practice guidelines for retaining organs after postmortem examinations.
The college's move is timely in view of public concern about the removal of hearts from about 180 children who died after surgery at Bristol Royal Infirmary, some as a result of operations that led to three doctors being found guilty of serious professional misconduct (20 February, p 486).
The Department of Health said last …