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A move to presumed consent would increase the number of organ donors and their willingness to donate

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Rudisill, Caroline (2011) A move to presumed consent would increase the number of organ donors and their willingness to donate. British Politics and Policy at LSE (26 Jul 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

According to NHS Blood and Transplant, there are over 10,000 people in the UK that are in need of an organ transplant, with many often waiting for years for an organ to become available. Looking at organ donation rates across 22 countries, Joan Costa Font and Caroline Rudisill have found that those countries that have ‘opt-out’ legislation have higher rates of organ donation. Moving to such a system in the UK would lead to health and quality of life benefits for both the organ recipient and for their families.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 the author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Departments > Social Policy
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2011 12:56
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37992/

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