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The refusal rate for organ donation in the UK is 42%, among the highest in Europe. We extracted data on every family approach for donation in UK ICUs or Emergency Departments between 1st April 2012 and 30th September 2013, and performed multiple logistic regression to identify modifiable factors associated with consent. Complete data were available for 4703 of 4899 approaches during the study period. Consent for donation after brain death was 68.9%, and for donation after circulatory death 56.5% (p 

Original publication

DOI

10.1111/anae.13535

Type

Journal article

Journal

Anaesthesia

Publication Date

09/2016

Volume

71

Pages

1053 - 1063

Keywords

brain death, consent, organ donation, transplantation, Ethnicity, Family, Female, Humans, Informed Consent, Male, Nurse Specialists, Tissue and Organ Procurement, United Kingdom