Organ Donations

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Organ Donations by Mind Map: Organ Donations

1. Legal issues

1.1. Opt-in/ Opt-out system

1.1.1. In UK don't have to legally donate

1.2. Current law regarding organ donation

1.3. Requires informed consent

1.3.1. may wish not to donate organs

1.4. Guidelines to be followed by medical staff

1.5. can't go against will of individual

2. Ethical issues

2.1. Religous reasons

2.2. Is there a social responsibility?

2.2.1. All people donate

2.2.2. Obt-out system?

2.3. Extreme is buying organs?

2.4. Cultural issues

2.5. Organ distribution

2.5.1. More people needing organs than organs readily available

2.5.1.1. Who gets them?

2.5.1.2. Who decides? And how?

3. Statistics

3.1. There are 18,693,549 people on the Organ Donor Register as of March 2012 (Organ Donation, 2012) [http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/statistics/]

4. Decisons

4.1. Who decides?

4.2. Who makes the choice?

4.2.1. patient

4.2.2. patient's family

4.2.3. Doctors and other medical staff?

4.3. Live donors

4.3.1. e.g. kidneys

5. Issues with

5.1. Not enough donors

5.2. Matching donors

5.3. Meeting demands for donors

5.4. Waiting time/ lists

6. Useful links

6.1. http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/statistics/

6.2. http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/about_transplants/legislation/

6.3. http://www.hta.gov.uk/legislationpoliciesandcodesofpractice.cfm

6.4. http://www.hta.gov.uk/bodyorganandtissuedonation/organdonations.cfm

6.5. http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/about_transplants/legislation/human_tissue_act/human_tissue_scotland_act.asp