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PASSONI, Reginaldo et al. Clinical-epidemiological elements of family interviews for donation of organs and tissues. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.46, pp.120-153.  Epub Apr 01, 2017. ISSN 1695-6141.


To identify the clinical and epidemiological features of interviews with families of potential donors of organs and tissues.


Quantitative research, descriptive, exploratory and documental. The sample was composed of medical records of 93 patients, whose families have been addressed in the years 2012/2013. It conducted data analysis using the statical package “R”.


It was observed that 62.4% of approaches have ben performed with families of patients who have become potential cardiorespiratory arrest donor. Parents were the most interviewed family members coming to meet 40% of approaches. The family consent to donation percentage was 51.6%. Eye/corneas globe was the most spolied, coming to represent 87.5%. Knowing tha the potential donor was contrary (in life) donation (46.7%) and ignored his desire in life (33.4%) werw the main family groups for refusal.


Identify the clinical and epidemiological elements of family interviews for donation is very important to evaluate the effectiveness of the activities performed in the donation process of the institutions

Keywords : Interview; Family; Obtaining tissues and organs; Transplant.

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