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New act regulating human organ transplantation could facilitate organ donation

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7345.1099 (Published 04 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1099
  1. Tom E Woodcock, critical care consultant (tom@scolopax.co.uk)
  1. Critical Care Directorate, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton SO16 6YD

    EDITOR—As the rapid responses to Hoffenberg's reminiscences show, the United Kingdom has not been spared misunderstandings and controversy over death and brain function.1 Skegg has chronicled the confusion that followed the report by the conference of Medical Royal Colleges in 1976, when the conference was not asked (nor apparently was it able) to agree whether patients with brain stem …

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