Many Potential Organ Donations Blocked by Relatives of Deceased

by Kathy Jones on  December 24, 2011 at 7:37 PM Organ Donation News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
A new study has revealed that more than 10 percent of potential organ donations are blocked as the relatives of a dead donor refuse to allow doctors to harvest the organs even though their loved ones are registered donors.
 Many Potential Organ Donations Blocked by Relatives of Deceased
Many Potential Organ Donations Blocked by Relatives of Deceased
Advertisement

The study was conducted by doctors from the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle who found that four in 10 families do not agree for organ donations when their loved ones are declared brain dead, but are being kept alive by machines, while many do not allow organs to be harvested even when they are aware of the patients' wishes.

Advertisement
In the report, which has been published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, lead researcher Dr Angus Vincent said that the consent rate has seen minimal rise in recent years and added that interested donors should talk with their families first rather than sign up for organ donation.

"Given that families ultimately authorise donation, it may be argued that such communication is even more important than registering on the Organ Donor Register, and it is clear that prior family discussion strongly predicts consent for donation from family members", he said.



Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Tongue Abnormalities Transplantation Organ Donation and Transplantation 
Advertisement

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive