Article on “IntechOpen”: ‘The results Are Positive in the Great Majority of Cases…’

IntechOpen, which describes itself as ‘the world’s largest publisher of online open access papers’ recently published a paper by Reg Green titled:

“The Results Are Positive for Both Sides in the Great Majority of Cases When Organ Donor Families and Their Recipients Decide to Communicate with Each Other, US Experience in Tens of Thousands of Cases Shows”

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Click this link to watch the video: 28E6021C-146D-40E7-B9F4-193CCC570762.mov

Here is the abstract and a link to the full article.

Abstract:

Many countries restrict the ability of organ donor families and their recipients to communicate with each other; many make it virtually impossible. These restrictions were made for the best of reasons, mainly because of fears that one side or the other might suffer psychological damage. In the United States, however, for more than 25 years, communication has been strongly encouraged if both parties want it and under conditions set by their medical advisers. In literally tens of thousands of cases, a great majority of those contacts, which can range from the exchange of anonymous letters to face-to-face meetings, have proved to be therapeutic for both sides and significant problems have been very rare. Indeed, it is the families who are kept apart who may suffer most. The author is an American journalist, whose seven-year old son was shot on a family vacation in Italy whose organs and corneas were donated there. He and his wife have met all seven recipients and everyone, he says, has benefited.

https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/the-results-are-positive-for-both-sides-in-the-great-majority-of-cases-when-organ-donor-families-and

For more information contact Reg Green at rfdgreen@gmail.com

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