Letters Presumed consent

Incentivising organ donation

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3152 (Published 16 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3152
  1. Thomas A Callender, medical student1
  1. 1University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL
  1. tom.callender{at}googlemail.com

    Bird and Harris argue that the time has come to move to presumed consent for organ donation.1 The United Kingdom has one of the lowest organ donor rates in the developed world, roughly 14.5 donors per million population, or 12.9 in 2006 compared with 35.5 in Spain, 26.9 in the United States, and 23.2 in France. …

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