Navigation Links
Grieving Relatives Reluctant To Give Consent For Organ Donation

A study states that the organ donation rate in UK is one of the lowest in Western Europe because the grieving relatives are reluctant to allow such procedures. // This was primarily due to the families are blocking the wishes of potential organ donors because they are distressed and confused about what their loved-ones would have wanted, campaigners warned yesterday.

The UK Transplant, which carried out a two-year audit, said that certain families were refusing to give consent even if the deceased person was on the organ donor register or carried a donor card. An audit of all deaths in intensive care units across the UK found that 41 per cent of families denied consent for their relatives' organs to be donated.

The study, published in the British Medical Journal, looked at all deaths in 341 intensive care units in 284 hospitals across the UK. The researchers at UK Transplant, of the NHS's organ-matching organisation, said that UK has a serious shortage of organs for transplantation, as does almost every country. The study looked at the possible number of donations from deaths in 284 hospitals throughout the UK. The maximum achievable potential donor rate during the two-year study period was 23.2 donations per million populations per year.

Families of 94% of patients who could have been organ donors were approached for consent to donation during the study. But it was found that, but 41 per cent denied consent. The researchers compared this against the rate of about 30% in the early 1990s. Their reasons included that they did not want surgery on the body, they were not sure if the patient would have agreed or that the relatives were divided.

The study found that the refusal rates for families of potential donors from ethnic minorities were 70%, twice that for white potential donors (35%), but the age and sex of the potential donor did not affect the refusal rate.

The study concluded that when the Human Tissue Act comes into force in September 2006, "the wishes and consent of the individual will be paramount". This, the study explained may be in time to address the aspect and emphasises of the benefits of increased registrations on the NHS organ donor register.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Support and Care to Grieving Parents Can Offset Suicidal Tendencies
2. Comfortably Obese And Reluctant To Get Fit
3. Asian Men are Reluctant to Seek Help for Impotency: Report
4. Doctors in Tamil Nadu Reluctant to Serve in Backward Pockets
5. Teenage Girls May Not Need Parents Consent For Abortion
6. Concerns That Heel-Prick Consent May Decrease Testing In Babies
7. Laws That Make Parental Consent Mandatory Reduce Risky Sexual Behavior
8. Abortion Notification, Consent Laws Reduce Risky Teen Sex
9. HIV Testing Improves After Withdrawal of Consent Letter
10. Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization
11. Organs made from cloned embryos
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/23/2017)... ... , ... PKF O’Connor Davies , LLP, the nation’s 26th largest accounting ... Firm, will participate in the 40th Annual "Empire State Building Run Up" on Feb. ... steps, a vertical distance equal to about a fifth of a mile, to reach ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... ... plastic balance boards have been around since at least the 1950s and are a great ... and only balance board to use a patent-pending design featuring high-pressure inflation technology and drop-stitch ... well as skill-level adjustable for all ages and abilities. The board can be rolled ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... , ... January 23, 2017 , ... ... on Crystallization in Process Chemistry by Applying Simple PAT Tools . , ... compounds to isolate and purify the desired product. Chemists now spend more ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... The ... of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®), the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER), the ... and the Cigna Foundation, encourages proposals supporting high quality research using perioperative ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... , ... “Life Under Blankets”: an entrancing story about one woman's travels ... is the creation of published author, Kimberly Mitchell, who earned her bachelor’s degree in ... to pursue a master’s degree in education in the field of curriculum and instruction. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/23/2017)... 2017 Endo International plc (NASDAQ / TSX: ... filed a joint motion in the U.S. District Court ... seeking the entry of a ten-year Stipulated Order ... between the FTC and Endo relating to the patent ... Opana® ER and Lidoderm® products.  It also resolves the ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... , Jan. 23, 2017 MouthWatch LLC announced today ... was ranked as the best intraoral camera on DentalCompare,s list ... #2 spot overall. The #1 product was the CollaPlug ... MouthWatch intraoral camera was "…incredibly popular because it is by ... has a small sticker price, it doesn,t sacrifice quality imaging." ...
(Date:1/23/2017)...  Allergan plc, (NYSE: AGN ), a leading ... International Headache Academy (IHA). Designed to inspire a long-term commitment ... offers a three-day, intensive overview on research and treatment options. ... sole sponsor since the inception of IHA in ... Europe in 2014. "Allergan ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: