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Table 1 Information content of organ procurement organizations Web sites encouraging organ donation enrollment.

From: Organ procurement organizations Internet enrollment for organ donation: Abandoning informed consent

Data element N = 60(%)* Confidence interval +
Organ donation type
   Brain death 54(90) 82–95
   Cardiac death 30(50) 41–62
   Imminent death 6(10) 5–18
Organ procurement medical intervention
   Disclosure of confidential medical records to OPO 15(25) 18–37
   Performing additional tests unrelated to donor illness but necessary to determine suitability for organ donation 27(45) 35–56
   Types of antemortem tests required for cardiac or imminent death organ donation (eg, Wisconsin protocol) 1(2) 0–7
   Types of antemortem invasive procedures (eg, cannulation) required for cardiac or imminent death organ procurement 1(2) 0–7
   Time of organ donation process and procurement for brain, imminent, and cardiac death 1(2) 0–7
   Surgical intervention for organ recovery in the operating room 52(87) 78–92
Organ donor end-of-life care
   Physicians Providers of medical care not part of the transplant team 60(100) 95–100
   Aspects of end-of-life care incompatible with organ donation 0 0
   Death at home and organ donation 5(8) 4–16
   Option of hospice care and organ donation 0 0-0
   Changes to medical care at the end of life for organ donation 0 0-0
   Organ donation and body disfigurement 59(98) 93–100
Donor knowledge score, % 33 20–47
Donor consent reinforcement
   Altruistic reasons for organ donation 59(98) 93–100
   Religious views condoning organ donation 58(97) 90–99
   Discussion of donation consent with donor's family 60(100) 96–100
   Tips for persuasion of donor's family for donation consent 9(15) 9–24
   Ask donor's family near the time of death for organ donation 55(92) 84–95
   Donor's family grief is alleviated by organ donation 26(43) 33–53
   Donor's family not responsible for organ procurement expenses 60(100) 96–100
Donor consent reinforcement score, % 79 57–86
Donation promotion
   OPO is nonprofit organization 52(87) 78–92
   Adult outreach programs 59(98) 93–100
   Teacher and school outreach programs 52(87) 78–92
   Elementary schools outreach programs 17(28) 20–39
   High schools outreach programs 36(60) 49–70
   Promotion through media events 44(73) 63–81
   Recruitment and training of volunteers for organ donation promotion 56(93) 86–97
   Financial contributions from individuals, businesses, and foundations 33(55) 44–65
Donation promotion score, % 75 50–100
Consent forms
   Criteria of brain death 0 0
   Criteria of cardiac death 0 0
   Organ donor end-of-life care 0 0
   Organ procurement timing in cardiac or imminent death donation 0 0
   Medical tests necessary for organ procurement 13(22) 14–32
   Disclosure of confidential medical records to OPO 9(15) 9–24
Informed consent score, % 0 0–33
  1. * Values are numbers or median (percent)
  2. + Range (10% percentile to 90% percentile).
  3. OPO = Organ Procurement Organization.