Organ transplantation is at present hampered by a shortage of organs. This problem is increasing, and can be helped by more information and knowledge among health professionals and the general public. The frequency of families who consent to donation of organs from a recently deceased family member varies from country to country and has previously not been examined in Norway. In this survey a random sample of 1,050 persons (15 years and older) were interviewed. 71% (95% CI 68-74) would consent to donation of an organ from a close family member.