The gift of sight

November 2005
Nursing Standard;11/30/2005, Vol. 20 Issue 12, p32
Academic Journal
The article presents information related to tissue donations. As the cornea transplant centenary approaches, Great Britain transplant is aiming to make people more aware of the benefits of tissue donation and encourage more to sign tip to the register. The drive to boost transplant rates, however, can succeed only if the nurses and medical staff who care for bereaved families are prepared to ask them about tissue donation. In many cases, families are not offered the choice and the deceased's wishes to donate are not honoured. Some times nurses and medics are unaware of the circumstances in which tissue donation can take place, or that it is possible hours after death.


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