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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

  •  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Transplant Surgery
  •  Vascular Surgery
  •  Gastroenterological Surgery
  •  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  •  Surgical Oncology
  •  Orthopaedic Surgery
  •  Minimally Invasive Surgery


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


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.


Deceased donor; Organ transplantation; Organ donation

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

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