Statement Regarding The Use Of Biological Samples – In Response To The Current Discussion On Organ Retention
22 April 2002
When investigating current problems in child health and development, scientists at Children of the 90s only use biological samples with the consent of study parents.
Children of the 90s has a very positive relationship with all of our participating families. We are very appreciative of their support and therefore sensitive to their concerns. This is why, when investigating current problems in child health and development, scientists at Children of the 90s only use biological samples with the consent of study parents.
In regard to the discussion on organ retention, Children of the 90s (ALSPAC) has not been involved in Peter Fleming’s study of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome published in 1992.
For further information concerning this matter, please view the statement from the University of Bristol at: http://www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/Info-Office/news/archive/fleming.htm
If you have any further enquiries, please contact Katie Stuttard on (0117) 331 6731.
ALSPAC The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (also known as Children of the 90s) is a unique ongoing research project based in the University of Bristol. It enrolled 14,000 mothers during pregnancy in 1991-2 and has followed most of the children and parents in minute detail ever since.