Removal of organs from deceased radiation workers without consent would be ethically, morally and po

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6565409.stm

Except, of course, as with the materials destroyed in the Liverpool hospital case, we aren’t, most likely, talking about whole organs, big chunks ripped out… we’re talking about, if it was done according to best practise, small samples.

For pathological testing, you don’t need much.

Now, yes, it should NOT have been done without consent. There should be an inquiry.

But the hysterical throwing around of the term “organs” only serves to needlessly increase the distress of the families involved.

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2 thoughts on “Removal of organs from deceased radiation workers without consent would be ethically, morally and po

  1. It does promote hysteria, a fault I find with ITN reporting more than BBC, yet statements do indicate that removal ranged in size from small tissue samples to entire organs. I suppose we’d best wait for the results of the enquiry.

    1. Largest “thing” is saw mentioned was bone samples. I think if there had been what the man in the street would recognise as an organ, they’d probably have mentioned it. I’m laying my bet on the “organ” being the thyroid gland, which is frickin’ catnip for radioactive isotopes.

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