Commentary

3.1 Organ transplantation—generally

BURIAL AND CREMATION vol 6(1)
| Commentary

3.1 Organ transplantation—generally

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3 Use of body for organ transplantation, medical research or anatomical examination

3.1 Organ transplantation—generally

In both England and Wales, the Human Tissue Act 2004 authorises the storage and use of the body of a deceased person, together with the removal from the body, storage and use of any relevant material for transplantation. Such activities are lawful if the deceased has given consent1. Alternatively, in the absence of a decision by a deceased adult to consent or not to consent, consent may be given on the deceased’s behalf by a person or people appointed by the deceased during their lifetime to

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