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FILM: Life after Death - A Woman's Victory in Having Her Deceased Husband's Children

13 November 2017

By BioNews

Appeared in BioNews 926

This film documents the Progress Educational Trust/University of Sheffield event 'Life after Death: A Woman's Victory in Having Her Deceased Husband's Children', which was supported by the Wellcome Trust.

The event marked 20 years since widow Diane Blood won the legal right to conceive a child using the sperm of her deceased husband Stephen Blood, and reunited some of the people at the centre of this landmark legal case - including Diane herself, and her son Liam.

(If you cannot see the film below, click here to view it.)


Introductions
0:00:00 Professor Allan Pacey
Trustee, Progress Educational Trust
0:01:17 Sarah Norcross
Director, Progress Educational Trust

Speaker panel
0:07:15 Diane Blood
Fought a legal battle to be able to conceive a child using her deceased husband's sperm
0:13:16 Ian Cooke
Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Sheffield, and key member of Diane Blood's medical team
0:20:40 Michael Fordham QC
Barrister at Blackstone Chambers, and key member of Diane Blood's legal team
0:38:23 Liam Blood
Son of Diane Blood and the late Stephen Blood

Discussion
0:57:34 Audience contributions

Close
1:21:21 Professor Allan Pacey
Trustee, Progress Educational Trust

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