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The Welsh transplant incident

The Welsh transplant incident
The Welsh transplant incident
Hughes and Stuart’s shocking and unexpected deaths from the transplant treatments they received at Cardiff’s University Hospital of Wales could, in Lord Denning’s terminology, be described as ‘a most extraordinary chapter of accidents’. As Hughes and Stuart’s transplant treatments were based on expanded criteria donor kidneys, their deaths underscore not only the perennial problem of organ shortage in England and Wales which necessitates the clinical use of ‘high risk’ organs; but also, their deaths invite a re-examination of some of the ethical and legal issues involved in transplantation with expanded criteria donor organs. Being incomparable in calamity and rarity, the Welsh transplant incident is bound to raise novel issues of first impression in negligence, issues that this essay attempts to identify and analyse.
0929-0273
309–321
Nwabueze, Remigius
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Nwabueze, Remigius
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Nwabueze, Remigius (2018) The Welsh transplant incident. European Journal of Health Law, 25 (3), 309–321. (doi:10.1163/15718093-12530359).

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Hughes and Stuart’s shocking and unexpected deaths from the transplant treatments they received at Cardiff’s University Hospital of Wales could, in Lord Denning’s terminology, be described as ‘a most extraordinary chapter of accidents’. As Hughes and Stuart’s transplant treatments were based on expanded criteria donor kidneys, their deaths underscore not only the perennial problem of organ shortage in England and Wales which necessitates the clinical use of ‘high risk’ organs; but also, their deaths invite a re-examination of some of the ethical and legal issues involved in transplantation with expanded criteria donor organs. Being incomparable in calamity and rarity, the Welsh transplant incident is bound to raise novel issues of first impression in negligence, issues that this essay attempts to identify and analyse.

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Accepted/In Press date: 27 November 2017
Published date: 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 416408
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/416408
ISSN: 0929-0273
PURE UUID: fe305d7c-1987-4294-b958-8f84963d484d

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Date deposited: 15 Dec 2017 17:30
Last modified: 28 Nov 2019 05:01

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