Tissue donation: benefits, legal issues and the nurse’s role
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Tissue donation: benefits, legal issues and the nurse’s role

Elizabeth Gumbley Junior sister, Clinical Decisions Unit, Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton
Jane Pearson National nurse manager, Tissue Services, National Blood Service, Liverpool

This article provides an overview of tissue donation. It examines the importance of the nurse’s role in relation to tissue donation and caring for bereaved relatives. The provisions of the Human Tissue Act 2004, which came into force in September 2006, are also outlined.

Correspondence jane.pearson@nbs.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 21, 1,51-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.09.21.1.51.c6407

Published in print: 13 September 2006

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