News Queen's Speech

New bill will regulate the retention of tissue

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7427.1304-b (Published 04 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1304
  1. Dyer Clare, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The Human Tissue Bill will make consent “the fundamental principle underpinning the lawful removal, retention and use of human bodies, body parts, organs and tissue.”


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    Candles at church service representing the children whose organs were retained by Alder Hey Children's

    Credit: PHIL NOBLE/PA

    The bill comes after the discovery—during the inquiry into high mortality among babies undergoing heart surgery at Bristol Royal …

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