Archive for the 'organ transplants' Category

£6.4m for kidney op blunder man – The Independent

“A man who nearly died during an operation to donate a kidney to his father has won £6.74 million High Court damages.”

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The Independent, 14th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Portsmouth hospital kidney donor claims £14m damages – BBC News

“A man who nearly died during an operation to donate a kidney to his sick father is claiming High Court damages of more than £14m.”

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BBC News, 1st November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Transplant family urges UK debate – BBC News

“The parents of the UK’s youngest surviving heart transplant patient have called for a debate on Britain’s organ donor laws.”

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BBC News, 18th February 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Brown may press ahead with organ donor law, despite ruling of advisers – The Times

“Gordon Brown has refused to rule out a change in the law that may see everyone considered as a potential organ donor, despite the recommendations of his advisers today.”

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The Times, 17th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Donor ‘opt-out’ proposal rejected – BBC News

“A panel of experts has rejected plans to presume everyone consents to being an organ donor unless they opt out.”

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BBC News, 17th November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teenager wins right to die after hospital tried to force her to have heart transplant – Daily Telegraph

“A terminally-ill teenager has won the right to die after she was taken to court by her local hospital in an attempt to force her to have a heart transplant against her wishes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Call for law on life support to meet wishes of organ donors – The Times

“The law should be clarified to make clear that removing organs for transplant may be in a donor’s ‘best interests’, the new National Clinical Director for Transplantation says.”

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The Times, 4th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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