Letters Eye donation

Just ask: donating eyes doesn’t need a change in policy

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1506 (Published 03 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1506
  1. Rachel Pilling, specialist registrar ophthalmology1
  1. 1St James’s Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF
  1. rfpilling{at}btopenworld.com

    There has been considerable interest recently on consent as a way of increasing cadaveric donors.1 The BMA favours the “soft” presumed consent model, where the next of kin are consulted and can veto the deceased’s wishes.2 Considerable public support exists for this model, but it will require a change …

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