Terms of reference

1. To identify and consider the ethical, legal and social implications of transactions involving human bodies and bodily material in medical treatment and research

2. To consider, with reference to different forms and purposes of donation or volunteering, what limits there should be, if any, on the promotion of donation or volunteering, including consideration of:
(a) the role of payment and any other form of remuneration or exchange
(b) the role of consent
(c) the question of subsequent use, ownership and control of donated materials
(d) the role of those acting as intermediaries between donors and recipients
(e) the cultural and international perspectives, including regulatory differences

3. To draft a report and make recommendations on these issues.

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