Family consent and organ donation
Project Description

Presumed consent is commonly regarded as the key factor affecting organ donation decisions. Less is known about the influence of the family, which in some countries are legally allowed to veto the decision of the deceased. This project empirically studies how the provision of family veto affects organ donation rates.

Supervisor
HUI Kai Lung
Quota
1
Course type
UROP1000
UROP1100
Applicant's Roles

Compile and code legal provisions related to family veto of organ donation decisions, visualize organ donation trends across countries and over time, perform statistical and panel data analysis to examine how family veto affects the observed organ donation rates.

Applicant's Learning Objectives

1. Explain the difference between different consent systems for organ donation.
2. Analyze the global organ donation trend.
3. Apply statistical and panel data analysis techniques to analyze how family veto provision affects organ donation rates.

Complexity of the project
Challenging