Table 4

Attitude variables regarding Organ Donation

Attitudinal variables

Frequency

%


Allowance of organ donation in religion (n = 317)

-Yes

104

32.8

-No

100

31.5

-Don't Know

113

35.6


Would like to donate to (n = 317)

-Family

162

51.1

- Stranger/Anyone

139

43.8

- Friend/Colleague

16

5.1


Most important factor for donation (n = 317)

- Religion of recipient

94

29.6

- Relationship to recipient

29

9.1

- Age of recipient

18

5.7

- Health status of recipient

40

12.6

- Drug Abuse by recipient

13

4.1

-Assurance of respectful treatment of donated organs

87

27.4

-None of these factors

36

11.3


Promotion of organ Donation (n = 317)

-Needed

180

56.8

-No need

97

30.6

-Don't Know

40

12.6


Reasons Why Organ Donation Shouldn't Be Promoted (n = 97)

-Fear that organs could be wasted/mistreated

22

22.6

-Religious beliefs

44

45.4

-Can lead to organ trade/violation of rights

12

12.4

-Other reasons

19

19.6

(Postoperative pain, family refusal, detest bodily mutilation, and consider it harmful for the donor)


Saleem et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2009 10:5   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-10-5

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