One Man's Burden: The British Organ Donor Society
BMJ (British Medical Journal). 1984 Mar 10; 288(6419): 804.
The parents of a deceased accident victim who had carried a donor card have recently founded the British Organ Donor Society to serve as a support and self help group for donor families, to act as a voice on their behalf, and to promote the carrying of donor cards. O'Donnell describes the initiative taken by the Evans family, calls for a public campaign to increase the use of donor cards, and encourages physicians to adopt a more positive attitude toward approaching the families of potential donors for permission to remove organs. (KIE abstract)
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