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Mum denied daughter's kidney

11th April 2008

Rachel Leake needs a kidney transplant but has been informed by health service authorities that she cannot have her deceased daughter's organs.

Mrs Leake's daughter Laura died of an asthma attack and her last request was that her organs were used to help her mother. However,  her organs were given to people at the head of the NHS waiting lists. Adrian McNeil, the chief executive of the Human Tissue Authority, stated that "all requests of this nature were being turned down while an ethical review of the procedure" was underway.


 

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Article Information

Title: Mum denied daughter's kidney
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 6320
Date Added: 11th Apr 2008

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The Independent

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