(1) In this section and section 36,—
blood transfusion, or transfusion, means the injection of whole human blood, or any constituent part or parts of it, into the bloodstream of a person
health practitioner has the meaning given to it by section 5(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.
(2) Except by leave of a Judge of the High Court, no civil, criminal, or disciplinary proceedings may be brought against a person in respect of the administration by a health practitioner of any blood transfusion to a person under the age of 18 years (in this section called the patient) by reason of the lack of consent of a person whose consent is required by law.
(5) Nothing in this section affects any enactment or rule of law relating, in respect of the performance of any operation,—