Inquiry will study claims that Sellafield workers' body parts were removed without families' consent

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 26 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:868
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    An independent inquiry will look into claims that body parts were removed from deceased workers at Sellafield nuclear power plant in Cumbria without their families' consent.

    Michael Redfern QC, the barrister who led the inquiry into the retention of children's organs at Liverpool's Alder Hey Hospital, will examine what procedures were followed, whether consent was obtained, and what use was made of the tissues, said Alistair Darling, the trade and industry secretary, last week.

    Sixty five cases in which tissue was taken from …

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