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Memorial lecture examines challenges facing organ donation


The challenges presented by the UK’s organ transplantation laws were debated at the second annual David Price memorial lecture, held at De Montfort University (DMU).

The event was established in memory of Professor Price, a well-loved and acclaimed scholar at Leicester De Montfort Law School who passed away, aged 57, in January 2012.

He was an acknowledged expert on the legal and ethical aspects of organ donation and was a member of the Government’s Organ Donation Task Force, which investigated the potential impact of an opt-out system for donation in the UK.

Keith Rigg, consultant transplant surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, gave a lecture entitled Is Legislation Bad for Organ Transplantation?

The event on Friday, 17 May, was organised by Prof Price’s close friend Ronnie MacKay, Professor of Criminal Law and Justice at the law school.

Prof MacKay said: “David was passionate about debating and would have loved this. The annual lecture will always be in the field of health medicine, law and ethics as that was his area. His research into organ transplantation was renowned.”

Mr Rigg said: “It was a pleasure to be asked to give the second annual memorial lecture. David’s work made a huge contribution.”

Posted on Monday 3rd June 2013

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