International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Community Medicine | India | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023 | Rating: 5.3 / 10

An Assessment of Knowledge and Awareness regarding Organ Donation among Medical Students of AIIMS Bhopal

Dr. Moorat Singh Yadav | Dr. Ajeet Pratap Maurya | Dr. Bharati Pandya | Dr. Swagata Brahmachari | Dr. Maheshkumar Jagatap

Abstract: Aim: The study was done to assess the knowledge and awareness regarding organ donation among medical students of AIIMS Bhopal. Methodology: 370 undergraduate students of AIIMS Bhopal were assessed by questionnaire for their spontaneous organ donation knowledge and awareness by a cross sectional study from June 2020 to June 2021. Results: 90.54% of the participants professed that they found organ donation to be a meaningful act; however, only 1.89% of the participants had signed a pledge of donation at the time of the survey, and only 10.54% knew of someone who had signed a pledge of donation. The most common sources of information on organ donation, most participants indicated that media (including news and social media) (41.08%) and print publications (books/magazines) (35.68%). We did not find any significant difference in terms of either gender or religion for awareness. A word cloud analysis of the perceived barriers to organ donation revealed that socio-cultural and religious background acted as major barriers to organ donation. Conclusion: The findings of this study indicate that while medical students have heard of organ donation, their knowledge of the subject is inadequate and their willingness to donate organs is low.

Keywords: Organ donation, Transplantation, medical students, Knowledge and Awareness

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,

Pages: 890 - 894

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