Donors and relatives must place no conditions on organ useBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7234.534/a (Published 26 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:534
- Linda Beecham
Patients and relatives will be unable to impose any conditions on the use of donated organs under new rules due to be introduced by the UK government. The previous health secretary, Frank Dobson, ordered an inquiry in July 1999 after a transplant coordinator agreed to a family's request that the organs of a dead relative be given to a white person.
The inquiry's report says that the dead man's kidneys and liver were “wrongly accepted and …