The experiences, motivations, and opinions of New Zealand's live liver donors

Show simple item record Gavin, C en Malpas, Phillipa en Bartlett, Adam en 2016-07-28T00:16:48Z en 2015-11-20 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Medical Journal, 2015, 128 (1425), pp. 54 - 60 en
dc.identifier.issn 0028-8446 en
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dc.description.abstract To explore the motivations and experiences of New Zealand's live liver donors, and their opinions on New Zealand's current organ donation system.An anonymous questionnaire was sent to all 45 of New Zealand's live liver donors in November 2012.21 responses were collated with an even gender split. Half of the participants were parents of the recipient. Despite the risks of surgery and associated post-surgical pain, all participants were satisfied by how the transplant went for the recipient and for themselves. 90% thought people should save lives if they can, with 18 (86%) disagreeing with New Zealand's current method of allowing family members to veto the deceased person's wishes on organ donation (on their driver's license). 95% thought that education was important in encouraging people to donate.This unique and informed group have experienced both what it means to have a loved one waiting for a transplant and how it feels to be an organ donor. If New Zealand is serious about wanting to increase deceased organ donation rates, we should consider the experiences such as those who have undergone live donation. en
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dc.format.medium Electronic en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher New Zealand Medical Association en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Medical Journal en
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dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Tissue and Organ Harvesting en
dc.subject Liver Transplantation en
dc.subject Attitude to Health en
dc.subject Motivation en
dc.subject Family en
dc.subject Decision Making en
dc.subject Adult en
dc.subject Middle Aged en
dc.subject Living Donors en
dc.subject New Zealand en
dc.subject Female en
dc.subject Male en
dc.subject Surveys and Questionnaires en
dc.title The experiences, motivations, and opinions of New Zealand's live liver donors en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 1425 en
pubs.begin-page 54 en
pubs.volume 128 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: New Zealand Medical Association en
dc.identifier.pmid 26905987 en en
pubs.end-page 60 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 523607 en Medical and Health Sciences en School of Medicine en Psychological Medicine Dept en Surgery Department en Science en Science Research en Maurice Wilkins Centre (2010-2014) en
dc.identifier.eissn 1175-8716 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-07-28 en
pubs.dimensions-id 26905987 en

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