Relative value of different outcomesThe GDG considered that the aim of this guideline was to improve rates of consent for organ donation through optimising all stages of the process. This would include maximising the number of potential donors, through good team-working and coordination of processes.
A recommendation was therefore made on the process of coordination, including collaborative working with the specialist nurse in organ donation.
Trade-off between benefits and harmsNone.
Economic considerationsNone.
Quality of evidenceThere was a lack of high-quality evidence identified evaluating how the coordination of organ donation increased consent rates for donation.
However, the evidence reviewed consistently showed that where the process was coordinated and managed (often by the SN-OD or similar), that rates of identification, referral and consent were improved.
Other considerationsNone.

From: 2, Evidence review and recommendations

Cover of Organ Donation for Transplantation
Organ Donation for Transplantation: Improving Donor Identification and Consent Rates for Deceased Organ Donation.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 135.
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