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commencement of the Human Tissue Act on 1 September 2006

Adrian McNeil, Chief Executive, HTA
Prof Finbarr Cotter, Centre for Haematology, Barts and the London School of Medicine
Helen Shaw, Director of INQUEST, and HTA member

In a briefing hosted by the Science Media Centre, members of the Human Tissue Authority briefed the media on changes heralded by the Human Tissue Act which was about to come into action. This generated a tremendous volume of coverage, particularly of the story stating that the wishes of the deceased will take priority with regard to organ donation.

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