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Turk claims kidney removed without knowledge

Title
Turk claims kidney removed without knowledge
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
19 Jan 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:03:02
Description
Unemployed Turk, Ahmet Koc claims he had no idea he was going to have a kidney removed at London’s Humana Wellington hospital even though he signed a consent form. Hospital director Ron Hytoff says Koc knew exactly what they were doing. Dr Vivienne Nathanson of the Ethics Committee of the BMA believes the patient was not 100 percent sure what he was doing. Peter Russell reports.
Contributors
Peter Russell; Ron Hytoff; Vivienne Nathanson
Keywords
London; Health services; Medical ethics; UK; Hospitals; BMA; Organ transplantation; Kidney transplantation; Organ donation; Kidneys; Ahmet Koc; Humana Wellington Hospital

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