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Medical school staff are sometimes faced with the challenge of deciding whether the consent given by potential donors, often many years before their death, is valid if it contains colloquial terminology and not the specific terms stated in the Human Tissue Act 2004 (the HT Act).
Consent underpins the Human Tissue Act (2004) (HT Act). This section explains the consent exemptions from the Act.
This position statement outlines guidance provided on consent for post-mortem examination and tissue retention.
The GMC provides guidance setting out good practice principles for doctors involved in research.
In her closing conference speech on Wednesday 4 October, the Prime Minister announced the goverment's intention to launch a public consultation on increasing rates of organ donation.
The following guidance has been produced to bring clarity to the issues surrounding consent under the Human Tissue Act 2004 for research relating to transplantation where donors are deceased. It applies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and is not affected by the Human Transplantation (...
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is today issuing a warning to members of the public to be careful when registering to become an organ donor with services other than the Organ Donor Register.
As part of National Transplant Week, the HTA has published a guide to consent and organ donation, which has been developed in collaboration with NHS Blood and Transplant.
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) was surprised to be named as the respondent in the matter of SW earlier this year – there had been no contact or information from the applicants before the papers were served – on a matter relating to a bone marrow donation involving an individual who it was...