Letters Nudge for organ donation

Relatives should not be able to countermand a dead person’s wishes

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7032 (Published 01 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7032
  1. Gee Yen Shin, consultant virologist1
  1. 1St George’s Hospital, London SW17 0QT, UK
  1. gyshin{at}doctors.org.uk

Wellesley stated that only 59% of relatives of organ donors give consent for organ donation to go ahead1—a disconcertingly low proportion.

It may be standard practice to ask relatives to …

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