A NHS Foundation Trust v MC – Family Law Week case summary

06 July 2020

The court determined MC’s best interests would be served by harvesting her peripheral blood stem cells for donation to her mother who has chronic leukaemia.

An NHS Trust applied to the court seeking consent to harvest 18-year-old MC's peripheral blood stem cells. After considering two medical reports and noting the agreement of the Trust and the Official Solicitor, Cohen J found MC lacked capacity to conduct proceedings and make decisions about the proposed procedures.

The judge went on to determine whether it was in MC's best interests that her stem cells be harvested for her mother's benefit and whether the court should consent to the procedure.

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