KAP Study towards Organ and Whole Body Donation in Medical, Dental & Nursing Students: A Randomised Institutional Based Survey
KAP Study towards Organ and Whole Body Donation
Background: In our country more than 500,000 people suffer from non-availability of organ and waiting for a transplant. About 150,000 patients wait for kidneys, 50,000 for hearts and 50,000 for liver transplants approximately. Nearly 10, 00,000 people suffering from blindness need donors. In a country such as ours with a population of 1.3 billion, the donor rate is comparatively low i.e. just 0.4 per million population when compared to the USA where it accounts to around 25 per million. This data shows a huge variation between demand and availability.Subjects and Methods:A total of 175 students were involved in our study analysis. A total of 109 MBBS, 52 BDS and 14 nursing students were involved in the study analysis. The study was conducted using an objective type questionnaire.Results:Awareness regarding organ donation during life was analysed and students of MBBS were able to give most correct answers. Awareness regarding organ donation after life was also analysed and students of MBBS yet again had the most correct answers.Conclusion: It can be understood that an aware population of the medical personnel will help to promote the concept of organ/ whole body donation in the public and motivate them.