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dc.contributor.authorCherkassky, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-16T13:44:35Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-16T13:44:35Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationCherkassky, L. (2015) 'Gillick, bone marrow and teenagers', Medico Legal Journal, vol. 83, 3: pp. 154-158.en
dc.identifier.issn0025-8172en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0025817215579170
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/609451en
dc.description.abstractThe Human Tissue Authority can authorise a bone marrow harvest on a child of any age if a person with parental responsibility consents to the procedure. Older children have the legal capacity to consent to medical procedures under Gillick, but it is unclear if Gillick can be applied to non-therapeutic medical procedures. The relevant donation guidelines state that the High Court shall be consulted in the event of a disagreement, but what is in the best interests of the teenage donor under s.1 of the Children Act 1989? There are no legal authorities on child bone marrow harvests in the United Kingdom. This article considers the best interests of the older saviour sibling and questions whether, for the purposes of welfare, the speculative benefits could outweigh the physical burdens.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://mlj.sagepub.com/content/83/3/154.abstracten
dc.subjectSaviour siblingsen
dc.subjectBone marrow donationen
dc.titleGillick, bone marrow and teenagersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalMedico Legal Journalen
html.description.abstractThe Human Tissue Authority can authorise a bone marrow harvest on a child of any age if a person with parental responsibility consents to the procedure. Older children have the legal capacity to consent to medical procedures under Gillick, but it is unclear if Gillick can be applied to non-therapeutic medical procedures. The relevant donation guidelines state that the High Court shall be consulted in the event of a disagreement, but what is in the best interests of the teenage donor under s.1 of the Children Act 1989? There are no legal authorities on child bone marrow harvests in the United Kingdom. This article considers the best interests of the older saviour sibling and questions whether, for the purposes of welfare, the speculative benefits could outweigh the physical burdens.


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