23 February 2004
The Royal Society has warned the UK Government that continuing to ignore the concerns of the scientific community over the proposed Human Tissue Bill could cut off vital avenues of research into understanding disease.
The Society supports the Human Tissue Bills aim of increasing public confidence over the collection and use of human tissues and organs, but there are a number of aspects of the Bill that threaten existing and future scientific and medical research. These include: existing collections of stored tissues, the range of work covered by the Bill and how this is defined; tissue samples routinely taken during clinical procedures; and the proposed Codes of Practice.
Royal Society response to the Retained Organs Commission Consultation on Tissue Blocks and Slides.
Response to the Retained Organs Commission consultation on unclaimed and unidentifiable organs and tissues.
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