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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Colon and Rectal Surgery
  •  Minimally Invasive Surgery
  •  Thoracic Surgery
  •  General Surgery
  •  Robotic Surgery
  •  Orthopaedic Surgery
  •  Gastroenterological Surgery
  •  Ophthalmic Surgery

Abstract

Citation: Clin Surg. 2017;2(1):1598.Research Article | Open Access

Attitude of the Community towards Organ Donation

Güzide Özdemir, M. Ahmet Denizli and Alp Gürkan

Department of Organ Transplantation, Çamlıca Medicana Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

*Correspondance to: Alp G�rkan 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1598

Abstract

Objective: Identification of attitudes related to organ donation helps achieving a better understanding of willingness for individuals about donation.Method: We surveyed dialysis patients (group 1), relatives of dialysis patients (group 2) and patients hospitalized for different reasons (group 3); about their opinions for organ donation, their educational and economic status. Their educational status was categorized according educational parameters from illiterate to university degree; as economical parameters 5 categorizations were made with intervals of 1000TL (Turkish Lira).Results: Positive answers to question on accepting a deceased organ were 74.7, 82.3 and 79.8% in groups 1, 2 and 3, respectively (p= 0.081). Willingness for donation of organs in occurrence of brain death were 62.1, 58.21 and 63.64% in groups 1, 2 and 3, respectively (p= 0.170). Positive answers to question about donating a relative’s organs were 48.4, 64.7 and 55.5% in groups 1, 2 and 3, respectively (p= 0.382). Answers to question about accepting organ donation came out to be “yes” 55.5% in illiterate group; while this rate tended to increase as level of education went higher.Conclusion: There were no significant differences about the willingness for organ donation among three groups. This perspective tended to be positive in percentage as level of education went higher.

Keywords

Deceased donor; Organ transplantation; Organ donation

Cite the article

�zdemir G, Denizli MA, G�rkan A. Attitude of the Community towards Organ Donation. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1598.

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