ABC News - Australian Broadcasting Corporation | Tom Fedorowytsch
A study on organ donation suggests most people want the final say on what happens to their bodies when they die, despite the wishes of their family.
Current national guidelines give family members the right to veto the wishes of the deceased.
The joint survey of 3,000 people by Flinders, Adelaide and Macquarie universities shows nearly three quarters of respondents believe organ donation should be their sole decision.
Flinders Associate Professor Sheryl de Lacey says that is even if the respondent realised their donation would upset someone else.
"But we know that that would not really be possible, that death isn't really about just that one person," she said.
"Everyone needs to be not harmed in that situation."
Dr de Lacey says the current guidelines were created to help doctors and nurses.