BOARD WELCOMES PUBLICATION OF ISAACS REPORT
Last updated: 2003-05-14
As was highlighted by the untimely death of Mr. Cyril Isaacs in 1987, organs and tissues were previously being removed without the consent of family members. Mr. Isaacs wife courageously fought for an investigation into the use of her husbands organs for medical research without her consent.
Board Director General Neville Nagler commented: We send Mrs Isaacs our sympathy over the distress she has experienced. This investigation emphasises that the wishes of bereaved families must be taken into consideration. The Isaacs Report should prevent families from experiencing any further distress and help them to understand the procedures involved, so that they can provide clear consent if they so wish.