Chapter 14. Organ and Tissue Removal, Storage and Use

  1. Bridgit Dimond

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697665.ch14

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity

How to Cite

Dimond, B. (2008) Organ and Tissue Removal, Storage and Use, in Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470697665.ch14

Author Information

  1. Emeritus Professor, University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405133593

Online ISBN: 9780470697665

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Keywords:

  • biological organs;
  • tissues;
  • human tissue act;
  • code of practice;
  • post mortem

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Removal of tissue from deceased persons

  • Removal of tissue from living persons

  • Storage and use of tissue removed from living persons

  • Code of Practice issued by the Human Tissue Authority

  • Ethical approval for the purposes of Regulations 3 – 6

  • Consent is not required for storage and use of tissue from living persons for specified purposes

  • Exceptions to the Licensing Regulations

  • Analysis of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) (regulation 5)

  • Exceptions to the consent provisions and the analysis of DNA

  • Transplants and the mentally incapacitated adult

  • Information to be provided by a person who has removed transplantable material from a human body

  • Best interests and organ donation

  • Conclusions

  • References