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Presumed consent could increase organ donation

15th January 2009

Research has indicated that presumed consent for organ donation may increase the number of donors available in the UK.

Last year the UK Organ Donation Taskforce advised against introducing a system of presumed consent but the research team at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) focused on 13 studies that either assessed organ donation rates before and after the introduction of presumed consent in a single country or compared rates between countries with similar systems. Several showed a significant link between increased organ donation rates and presumed consent.

 

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Article Information

Title: Presumed consent could increase organ donation
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 9829
Date Added: 15th Jan 2009

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