Cancer patients seek damages after frozen sperm is destroyed – The Times

Posted November 25th, 2008 in hospitals, human tissue, negligence, news by sally

“Six cancer sufferers who lost their only chance of fathering children when a hospital freezer broke down and destroyed their sperm samples were at the centre of an unprecedented compensation claim yesterday.”

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The Times, 25th November 2008

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Widow faces battle to use dead husband’s sperm – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 8th, 2008 in assisted reproduction, human tissue, news by sally

“A widow is facing a landmark legal battle to use her dead husband’s sperm after a court ruled it may have been unlawful to remove it from his body.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2008

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Stillborn’s four years in jar spurs mother to NHS Trust legal action – The Times

Posted June 2nd, 2008 in hospitals, human tissue, negligence, news by sally

“A mother said she had been ‘disgusted’ to discover that the body of her stillborn son was kept in a jar for four years rather than cremated.”

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The Times, 29th May 2008

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Ban on fathers collecting stem-cell blood at births – The Times

Posted May 1st, 2008 in birth, human tissue, news by sally

“New rules for the collection of cord blood have triggered a row between the Human Tissue Authority and Virgin Health Bank (VHB), a private company involved in the process.”

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The Times, 1st May 2008

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MPs back organ donor law change – The Observer

Posted January 21st, 2008 in human tissue, news by sally

“An overwhelming majority of MPs support adopting a new system of organ donation, because the shortage of donor kidneys, hearts and lungs is so severe, a survey carried out by The Observer has found. Of the 120 who responded to a poll last week, 97 said they were in favour of proposals to change current rules, so that everyone would automatically be considered a donor after their death, unless they had opted out during their lifetime, or relatives objected.”

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The Observer, 20th January 2008

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Organ supply ‘can be boosted without new law’ – The Times

Posted January 17th, 2008 in human tissue, news by sally

“Greater effort and more money could increase organ transplants by 50 per cent without a change in the law, a task force set up by the Government says.”

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The Times, 17th January 2008

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PM backs removal of body parts without consent – The Independent

Posted January 14th, 2008 in hospitals, human tissue, news by sally

“Gordon Brown is sympathetic to calls for hospitals to be allowed to remove organs from dead patients without explicit consent, but families would have a veto which would allow them to stop organs being used to save the lives of others if, as expected, the Government brings in a system of ‘presumed consent’.

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The Independent, 14th January 2008

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Organ donation a “Christian duty” – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2007 in Church of England, human tissue, news, organ transplants by sally

“The Church of England has declared organ donation to be a Christian duty, in keeping with giving oneself and one’s possessions freely.

 It [the Church] was taking part in a House of Lords consultation on whether there should be an EU-wide position on organ donation.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2007

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Doctors’ rebellion forces embryo research U-turn – The Times

Posted October 9th, 2007 in embryology, human tissue, news by sally

“Ministers performed a U-turn yesterday over the future of fertility treatment and research using hybrid human-animal embryos. After a revolt by doctors, scientists and patients, first reported in The Times, the Department of Health announced that it was scrapping its controversial money-saving plan to merge the watchdogs for fertility treatment and human tissue.”

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The Times, 9th October 2007

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Sellafield body parts inquiry grows, says QC – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2007 in human tissue, news, nuclear waste by sally

“The barrister investigating the removal of body parts from Sellafield workers and those at other nuclear plants over 30 years said yesterday that he expected the number of cases would rise beyond the 65 already disclosed by BNFL.”

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The Guardian, 11th July 2007

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The Law Explored: selling yourself – The Times

Posted May 16th, 2007 in human tissue, prostitution by sally

“The exhortation ‘get out there and sell yourself!’ might be good advice. It depends who takes it. It works well for politicians and commercial representatives but less well for anyone who wants to sell their internal organs or their sexual services.”
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The Times, 16th May 2007

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Gambler tried to sell his kidney online – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2007 in human tissue, news by sally

“A gambler who touted one of his kidneys over the internet to pay off his debts has today walked free from court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2007

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Alder Hey lawyer to investigate Sellafield body parts scandal – The Times

Posted April 19th, 2007 in coroners, human tissue, news by sally

“The senior QC who led the inquiry into the Alder Hey stolen organs scandal has been appointed to investigate news that the Sellafield nuclear site secretly stored and tested tissues and organs taken from the bodies of dead employees.”

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The Times, 18th April 2007

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