The Human Tissue Act 2004 Reflections on recent changes in regulatory affairs in the United Kingdom

TitleThe Human Tissue Act 2004 Reflections on recent changes in regulatory affairs in the United Kingdom
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsWhitman, B, Ginham, R, Perkins, M, Langley, D
JournalJournal of Research Administration
Volume39
Issue2
Pagination91-98
Date Published2008
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number15391590
KeywordsDONATION , etc. , GREAT , Informed , Medical , PRESERVATION , PRESUMED , PROCUREMENT , professional , tissues , Transplantation
AbstractThe article analyzes the Human Tissue (HT) Act of 2004 in Great Britain. It mentions that the Act was developed due to two public inquiries at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and the Alder Hey Children's Hospital that highlighted issues on retention, consent and use of human tissue obtained from people after their deaths. It cites that the HT Act provides a framework for regulating the storage and use of human organs and tissue from the living and the deceased for specified health related purposes and public display. Two diagrams are presented that depict the content for removal of tissue and acquisition of license for working with human tissue.
NotesWhitman, Birgit 1; Email Address: birgit.whitman@bristol.ac.uk; Ginham, Rachel 2; Email Address: rachel.ginham@bristol.ac.uk; Perkins, Mary 3; Email Address: mary.perkins@uhbristol.nhs.uk; Langley, David 4; Email Address: david.langley@bristol.ac.uk; Affiliations: 1: Research Governance Manager, Research and Enterprise Development, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK BS8 1TH; 2: Research and Human Tissue Specialist, Research and Enterprise Development, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK BS8 1TH; 3: Research and Development Manager, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Research and Effectiveness Department, Education Centre, Level 3, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol, UK BS2 8AE; 4: Director, Research and Enterprise Development,Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK BS8 1TH; Issue Info: 2008, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p91; Thesaurus Term: PROFESSIONAL ethics; Subject Term: TRANSPLANTATION of organs, tissues, etc. -- Law & legislation; Subject Term: PROCUREMENT of organs, tissues, etc.; Subject Term: PRESERVATION of organs, tissues, etc.; Subject Term: DONATION of organs, tissues, etc.; Subject Term: MEDICAL ethics; Subject Term: INFORMED consent (Medical law); Subject Term: PRESUMED consent (Medical law); Subject: GREAT Britain; Number of Pages: 8p; Document Type: Article

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