Two thirds favour organ donation, but only one in 20 take steps to facilitate itBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39335.479583.DB (Published 13 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:533
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
People in the United Kingdom have a positive attitude to use of human tissue and organs for medical research, education, or transplantation, with 68% saying they are certain or likely to donate their body, organs, or tissue, concludes an independent study carried out for the Human Tissue Authority. However, only 5% of people had already taken the necessary steps to do so.
The research, carried out by Ipsos MORI, found that consent was a key factor in whether people would allow their tissue or organs to be used. Interviewees were given a choice of three options about consent and asked …