A Descriptive Study to Assess the Perception towards Organ Donation among the Students in a Selected University of New Delhi

Ashin Merlin Jacob, Sheny Daniel

Abstract


Introduction: Organ transplantation has been the preferred treatment for many terminal solid organ diseases; however, increasing the numbers of people who consent to organ donation remains a significant challenge. In India, 500000 people die every year because of non-availability of organs. Very often the best solution for an end stage disease is to replace the organ. The present study aimed to assess the perception towards organ donation among the students in a selected university of New Delhi.

Materials and Methods: A quantitative approach using descriptive survey design was carried out on 100 students using structured questionnaire. Convenient sampling technique was used to select the sample from the selected university of New Delhi.

Results: The results of the study revealed that 76% of the subjects had a neutral perception, while only 24% of the students had a positive perception towards organ donation and none of them had negative perception.

Conclusion: The study shows that the students need more awareness regarding organ donation and there is a need to improve their perception towards organ donation. Students being the pulse of the nation, should be included in campaigns and events organized to disseminate knowledge about the importance of organ donation for the country.


Keywords


Organ Donation, Perception, Students, Transplantation

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