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Hospitals release details of retained organs

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 05 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1084
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    About 100 NHS trusts have released information this week on organs which have been retained after postmortem examinations, following the work of the Retained Organs Commission, set up to oversee the proper return of organs and tissues to families who request it.

    The commission, which officially came into force in April and has the status of a special health authority, has been working with trusts since January to ensure full and …

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