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Two thirds favour organ donation, but only one in 20 take steps to facilitate it

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 13 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:533
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    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 …

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