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Peterborough hospital has tissue bank on not for profit basis

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 09 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1473
  1. Christopher Womack, consultant pathologist,
  2. Neil Gray, commercial projects manager (
  1. Human Research Tissue Bank, Department of Cellular Pathology, Peterborough District Hospital, Peterborough Hospitals NHS Trust, Peterborough PE3 6DA

    EDITOR—Josefson writes that academic hospitals in the United States are to ask patients for the right to sell their tissue.1 This comes soon after publication in the United Kingdom of a review of the issues related to setting up a human research tissue bank in the NHS (based on our experience in Peterborough)2 and new guidance on patient confidentiality by the General Medical Council.3

    Originally established in 1996, our tissue bank has …

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