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Bristol parents protest over removal of hearts

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 20 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:486
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    The United Bristol Healthcare Trust was this week in talks with parents over the future of 180 hearts removed during postmortem examinations. The hearts were taken from children who died after surgery between 1976 and 1995.

    Some of the organs are believed to be from children who died as a result of operations that resulted in three doctors being found …

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