• News Feeds
Page last updated at 06:45 GMT, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 07:45 UK

'No family veto' on patient organ donation


Doctors should try to prevent the wishes of the dead person being overridden, an article in the British Medical Journal states.

Dr David Shaw, honorary lecturer at Aberdeen University and author of the article, says "contrary to what many people think, there is no family veto at all" preventing the wishes of the dead person, according to guidelines from the Human Tissue Authority.

Get in touch with Today via email , Twitter or Facebook or text us on 84844.


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific