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New rules on storing and using human organs put out for consultation

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 14 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:129
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    New draft guidelines for the storage, use and disposal of human organs and tissue, including donations for transplantation, were issued this week by the new Human Tissue Authority.

    The authority, set up under the Human Tissue Act 2004, launched its first round of public consultation with five draft codes covering the key areas of consent, donation for transplantation, post mortem, anatomical examination and removal and storage and disposal. Consultation ends on 4 October.

    The authority was set up in response to the revelation in the 1990s that doctors at Bristol Royal Infirmary, …

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