Alder Hey Inquiry

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Alder Hey Inquiry

A UK inquiry which involved the unauthorised removal, retention, and disposal of human tissue from babies and infants, largely under pathologist Professor Dick van Velzen at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, from 1988 to 1995. A public inquiry found that more than 2000 organs had been taken from more than 850 children without the parents’ authorisation. The resulting scandal led to the Human Tissue Act 2004, resulted in an overhaul in legislation regarding the handling of human tissues in the UK, and created the Human Tissue Authority.
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But, in 2001 - in light of the Alder Hey organ scandal - she contacted the hospital only to be told her son was actually a daughter.
Families giving evidence to the inquiry led by Michael Redfern QC - who probed the Alder Hey organ scandal - were said to be shocked their loved ones were buried or cremated without many internal organs.
Summary: This month will see final chapter in the Alder Hey organ scandal as the last stolen human remains are laid to rest.
THE pathologist at the centre of the Alder Hey organ scandal secretly ordered the removal of body parts from hundreds of dead babies without their parents' permission, a medical tribunal heard yesterday.
The current rules were created in 1887 but the Government is to launch a review in the wake of the Alder Hey organ scandal and the Harold Shipman trial.
The number of body tissue samples donated to the National Tumour Bank for children's cancer fell by 40 per cent in the six months after the Alder Hey organ scandal, it has emerged.
THE pathologist at the centre of the Alder Hey organ scandal was yesterday accused of treating children's body parts as "second-hand furniture" after remains were found with his personal belongings.
Andrew also had to be buried twice after some of his tissue was kept in the Alder Hey organ scandal.
A GRIM chapter in the Alder Hey organ scandal will come to an end this month when the last human remains in the possession of the hospital are laid to rest.
Mr Storey, 64, says he remembers at the time agreeing to a hospital autopsy in order to gain permission to cremate his son's body and never thought anything more about it until two years ago when the Alder Hey organ scandal hit the headlines.
THE number of tissue samples donated to the National Tumour Bank for children's cancer fell by 40% in the six months after the Alder Hey organ scandal, it emerged yesterday.
THE victims of the shocking Alder Hey organ scandal run in to hundreds.