Recommendation ID
The experience of consenting for organ donation:- Does a positive experience of approach and process of consent for families increase consent rates?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important:- It is generally accepted that if families have a more positive experience of the approach and process of consenting, then rates of consent will increase. However, no high-quality evidence was identified to support this perception. Further research is needed to confirm this assumption and, if true, to identify those components of the approach and process that are key to improving the experience, and hence the consent rate.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Organ donation for transplantation: improving donor identification and consent rates for deceased organ donation
Date issued
December 2011

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No