Clinical Investigation

Organ Donation and Transplantation in Onsekiz Mart Faculty of Medicine, Fine Arts and Theology : Academic Staff's Awareness and Opinions

  • Sevinç SIPKIN
  • Berna ŞEN
  • Şermin AKAN
  • Arzu TUNA MALAK

Received Date: 02.07.2009 Accepted Date: 16.09.2009 Meandros Med Dent J 2010;11(1):19-25

OBJECTIVE:

To detect awareness and opinions of the personnel at university about organ donation and to collect data about this subject.

MATERIALS and METHODS:

This study included a total of 82 staff in Faculty of Medicine, Fine Arts and Theology. Data were analyzed using number and percentage calculation, and Chi-square test.

RESULTS:

Of participants, 93,9 % were aware of the organ donation. Some of the participants from The Faculty of Theology and The Faculty of FineArts obtained this information from the newspaper and magazines or journals (% 32.9). Of participants, 72%pointed out that organ donation could be taken from the corpse or alive, 87.8 % of them indicated that it is beneficial and positive. Among participants, 86, 6% haven't donated organs, while 53.7% of the people were willing to donate organs. People who did not want to donate organs (23.2 %) informed that they did not rely on the Health (Medical) Staff. Fifty percent of the people has received support for this issue. Eighty-nine percent of the people were willing to donate organs to their relatives. There were 45,1% people who wanted to get training about organ donation. According to 97.6%, the organ donation was not sufficient in our country. Some people (85,4%) found organ donation useful but there was a big difference among these three groups and this difference was caused by the academics who work at The Faculty of Theology (p< 0, 05). Those who thought that the religious beliefs prevent the necessary organ donation were 70, 7%and there was a great difference among these three groups and this difference was caused by the academicians who work at The Faculty of Theology ( p< 0,05).

CONCLUSION:

Academic people do not donate organs sufficiently enough

Keywords: Organ donation, academic staff awareness and opinions