Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Private organ transplants 'to be banned in UK'

1st August 2009

Private clinical organ transplant donations are set to be banned in the UK, under recommendations outlined in a new report.

The Department of Health has largely accepted the proposals, which are outlined in a publication by Elisabeth Buggins, former chair of the Organ Donation Taskforce.

Bans on private clinical transplants are set to come into force in October 2009 and will be backed up by an implementation group to monitor referrals for transplants from overseas.

The report was commissioned by the health secretary earlier this year amid growing concern about the number of organs from deceased donors being transplanted into non-UK EU residents.

Ms Buggins said that she had found no evidence of wrongdoing in her investigations, but concluded that 'there is a perception that private payments may unfairly influence access to transplant, so they must be banned'.

She added: 'Confidence in the transplant system should increase once money is removed from the equation, decisions are transparent and accountability clear.'

The Organ Donation Taskforce was set up to consider a number of issues that persist with organ donation in the UK, including considering the potential impact of a move to a system of presumed consent or opt-out.

Latest Blog
Richard Aronowitz on the darkness lurking in his past and its connection to his role as a Nazi loot-hunter at the auction house, Sothebys
25/05/2017

Richard talks about the darkness lurking in his past and its connection to his role as a Nazi loot-hunter at the auction house, Sothebys.

Finding Awe in the Extremes
25/05/2017

Brian describes how his ambivalence at having served in the Iraq war, and the awe to be found in extremes, provided the basis for his novel.

On National Brothers Day, Stuart Heritage Reflects on his Relationship with his Brother, Pete
24/05/2017

On National Brothers Day, Stuart Heritage reflects on fraternal dynamics, how he came to write about the 'whirlwind of aggressive single-mindedness' that is his brother Pete and how their relationship is reflected by that of brothers everywhere.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd