Family consent, culture, 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 under different cultures.

HUI Kai Lung
Course type
Applicant's Roles

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

Complexity of the project