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Tuesday, 30 January, 2001, 19:34 GMT
Where organs are held
John Radclife Hospital in Oxford
Hospitals across England have retained body parts
The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Liam Donaldson, has revealed that more than 100,000 human body parts, organs and corpses of stillborn children and foetuses are being held in hospitals and medical schools.

Listed below are the 25 institutions which were found to have retained more than 500 such body parts.

NHS trusts

Royal Liverpool Children's (Alder Hey): 6,900 parts and organs
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals: 4,400
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children: 3,800
Royal Brompton and Harefield: 3,500
Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham University Hospital: 2,700
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals: 2,700
North Bristol: 1,700
Southampton University Hospitals: 1,500
Leeds Teaching Hospitals: 1,500
United Bristol Healthcare: 1,400
Birmingham Children's Hospital: 1,100
Havering Hospitals: 1,000
Central Sheffield University Hospitals: 900
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital: 900
Addenbrooke's Hospital: 700
Basildon and Thurrock General Hospitals: 700
Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery: 500

Medical schools

Imperial College London: 4,200
Manchester: 1,800
Liverpool: 1,600
Institute of Neurology: 1,400
Oxford: 1,000
Institute of Child Health: 900
Institute of Psychiatry: 600
King's College London: 500

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30 Jan 01 | Health
Alder Hey: Reports at a glance
30 Jan 01 | Health
100,000 organs stored in England
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