Sunday, October 29, 2017

Family consent for deceased organ donation in Britain

From the BBC: Hundreds of families block organ donation

"Organs from 505 registered donors could not be made available for transplant in the last five years because of objections from relatives.
"The law states that consent lies with the deceased, but in practice, relatives' wishes are always respected.
The NHS wants to reduce the number of "overrides" by encouraging prospective donors to talk to their relatives.
In England, NHS figures showed that 457 people died last year whilst waiting for an organ transplant."

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