Dr. Shabina Shaikh, Dr. Manisha Shrivastava


An organ transplant is a surgical operation in which a failing or damaged organ in the human body is removed and replaced with a functioning one. The donated organ may be from a deceased donor, a living donor, or an animal. Living organ donation involves the donation of one of a paired organ or a portion of an organ and the donor organ system is still able to function after the donation. The removal of organ from a deceased person must follow legal and ethical requirements and as per the regulation, definition of death and consent for donation the organ should be removed. There is great need to assess the knowledge attitude & Awareness regarding organ donation among adult population in India. Aims & Objectives: To report the levels of knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding organ donation among general public in an urban setting in India. Materials & Methods:A community based cross-sectional study was conducted among 600 randomly selected adult population in a tertiary care private-setup multi-specialty hospital based in an Urban location in Western India. Data regarding knowledge, attitude, and practice were collected through pretested semi-structured questionnaire. Results: Mean (S.D.) age of the study participants was 38 (15) years and 50.7% were female. However, 49.75%, 58% & 47.8% had adequate knowledge, Attitude & Awareness regarding organ donation. Conclusion:Less than one-half of the study population had adequate knowledge, Attitude & Awareness regarding organ donation. Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Awareness, Organ Donation.


Knowledge, Attitude, Awareness, Organ Donation.

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