This study looked at all cases referred to the donation service and found that over time, although more people have been organ donors, a much larger proportion are declined for donation. Referral evaluation of potential donors is resource-intensive. We found the comorbidity burden among donor referrals is increasing (more people with more chronic diseases are being referred for consideration). A better understanding of referral characteristics associated with non-donation may improve the efficiency of the referral process in the context of encouraging routine referrals.
Find the text here: Epidemiology and Comorbidity Burden of Organ Donor Referrals in Australia: Cohort Study 2010–2015