Editorial

Getting better – health profession knowledge is key to improving deceased donation practices in South Africa

D Thomson

Abstract


The early identification and referral of potential organ donors is essential to the organ donation process. Without recognition of the potential for donation by the treating clinical team, the process simply does not start. In their well-structured article, Prins and Human[1] have shown gaps in knowledge, and the need for education on the key steps in the organ donor pathway in South Africa (SA).


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D Thomson, Division of Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town

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Southern African Journal of Critical Care 2019;35(2):39. DOI:10.7196/SAJCC.2019.v35i2.414

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Date submitted: 2019-11-07
Date published: 2019-11-07

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