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More women than men become living organ donors

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 19 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:851
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Women are more likely to be living organ donors than men, and one explanation is that they may be more vulnerable to subtle pressures.

    Fathers, sons, brothers, or other male family members are all less likely to donate than their female counterparts, and a new report has called for the predominance of women donors to be investigated urgently.

    “Instead of simply congratulating …

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