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The role of families in organ donation: International evidence review

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  • Release date: 3 December 2012
This report provides a general overview of extant research involving the families of potential organ donors.

Research highlights a number of potentially modifiable factors which are associated with family consent rates. Many of these relate to the approach made by medical staff to the family, such as the timing and experience of professional(s) making the donation request.


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