April 11, 2010

There will be an independent review after the NHS transplant authority confirmed 21 cases in which the wrong organs may have been taken from donors.

Up to 800,000 people on the UK donor register may have had their preferences about which organs they wished to donate recorded incorrectly.

Health Secretary Andy Burnham said he regretted the error but it should not stop people from donating.

The British Medical Association warned public confidence could be damaged.

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