International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Public Health | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023 | Rating: 6.2 / 10

Awareness of Organ Donation in General Population - A Cross - Sectional Study

Jadhao N | Mohanty M [2] | Patil S [16] | Golawar S | Narlawar U [2]

Abstract: Introduction: Organ donation is defined as an act of giving one or more organs, without compensation, for transplantation to another person. The rate of organ donation in India is low and research on organ donation among the general population is limited. The current study was carried out with the objective of assessing the awareness about organ donation in the general population of central India. Methods: A cross - sectional study among the beneficiaries attending the COVID - 19 vaccination centre of a tertiary care centre in Central India was done from 21stJanuary - 5thFebruary 2022. This was done till the pre - determined sample size of 402 was achieved. All the participants were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. Results: Of the 402 subjects, 50.7% were males. The majority (63.2%) of the subjects had heard about the term ?Organ Donation? but didn?t have knowledge about it.45.5% of the subjects were of the opinion that there is a risk in organ donation. Most of the study participants (67.7%) had never donated any organ/tissue/cell/blood. Conclusion: The study highlights a high level of awareness but a low level of positive attitude towards organ donation among the general population. Better knowledge and awareness will help in promoting organ donation.

Keywords: Organ donation, Awareness, Knowledge, General population

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,

Pages: 1775 - 1778

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