Organ donation from deceased child in United Kingdom

Reported in The Guardian newspaper, 19 January 2015.

Doctors at Hammersmith hospital have performed the UK’s first organ donation from a baby in a medical milestone that could see more newborns become donors.

Staff at the hospital in west London praised the parents for their “extraordinary generosity” in consenting to the donation, which allowed two patients to receive tissues from the child, who died soon after birth.

The case is reported in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health will soon publish new guidelines, expected to approve neurological tests for determining the deaths of newborns in a manner more suitable for organ donation..

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