Requesting organ donations: the hardest questions to ask
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Canadian Medical Association
"As recently as last year, Canadian statistics indicated that 85% of automobile accident victims who die in hospitals that have more than 400 beds do not become organ donors. Why? The main reason is that attending physicians failed to approach victims' families."--excerpt from article
Organ donation , Organ transplants
Houlihan, Patricia J. "Asking for organ donations: The hardest question to ask," Canadian Medical Association Journal, 137 (September 15, 1987), 537-539.