We should not let relatives veto organ donation from their dead relatives

British Medical Journal 34:e5275 (2012)
This article highlights the often overlooked fact that doctors who respect a bereaved family's veto of a deceased patient's organ donation are complicit in the deaths of those who would have benefited from the organs in question. Respecting the veto violates the dying wish of the patient, is against the spirit of the law and contributes to the deaths of other patients.
Keywords Organ donation  Professionalism  Medical ethics
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