April 14, 2012

Potential limitations of presumed consent legislation


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The authors attempt to challenge the belief that presumed consent results in higher rates of deceased donation. They interviewed 15 participants from 13 countries with presumed consent legislation and found that: (1) donation was always discussed with family; (2) content of family discussion varied; (3) donation would not proceed if family objected; and (4) other country-specific, non-consent practices exist that could explain differences in donation rates.

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