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Revista chilena de cirugía

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SOLAR P, SEBASTIÁN et al. Three influencing factors in people's attitude towards organ donation. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2008, vol.60, n.3, pp.262-267. ISSN 0718-4026.

Cadaver organ donation for transplants is analyzed based on three factors: 1) Religious influence. The Catholic Church, as well as other Christian churches, accept transplants and organ donation as a sign of generosity; 2) An efficient information system for donors and families is necessary for obtaining potential donors; 3) The training of all members of the health team, and their personal views are of great importance to donors and family's decisions. There is a dissociation between religious moral principies and believer's perceptions. Spain, with its National Transplant Organization, has become the main point of reference, having a high rate of organs donation and great credibility. The third factor emphasizes the importance of having well trained professionals with the highest communication skills. Educational and management measures are needed for more successful organ donation and transplant programs

Palabras clave : Organ donation; transplants; catholic church; educational measures.

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