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:8/22/2017)... ... ... Walk Away”: a captivating and romantic sequel to the romantic story of a ... creation of published author, Larry R. Sherman, a retired chemistry professor from the University ... well as four novels. , Though the book opens in 1947, when Edward ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... “Covert Awakening”: Walid’s spiritual journey ... author, Julianne Hale, a consultant for the Intelligence Community. For more than ... the Near East region. Julianne has written hundreds of reports for the ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently gave a best-in-class ... Fatigue . , As the stress of modern life continually makes more demands on ... use of artificial stimulants can trap people in vicious high/low cycles and can also ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 22, 2017 , ... PracticeMatch, a ... to help healthcare employers connect with physicians and advanced practitioners like nurse practitioners ... career fairs in August through November of this year. The online career fairs ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 21, 2017 , ... ... of two plastic surgery fellows for academic year 2017-2018, Christina M. Busuito, M.D. ... have successfully completed residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The candidate will ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/3/2017)... SAN DIEGO , Aug. 3, 2017  Opioid ... crippling diseases driving up healthcare costs and threatening outcomes, ... the lab supply and IVD industry that support them, ... health care market researcher said that drugs of abuse, ... vendors and sessions at the organization,s 69th meeting in ...
(Date:8/1/2017)... Aug. 1, 2017   CerSci Therapeutics , a ... Texas , has received notice from the National ... of Health (NIH) that it has been awarded a ... over $650,000 in 2017 with an additional $1,000,000 to ... New Drug application of their lead non-opioid drug candidate ...
(Date:7/28/2017)... July 28, 2017 EnvoyHealth, a Diplomat company, has ... program for CleverCap LITE, a technology designed to improve ... deliver innovative health technology solutions and services that help ... CleverCap LITE offers medication monitoring and ... cover: Records date ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: