Organ Donation: An Intervention Study

Year : 2023 | Volume : 01 | Issue : 02 | Page : 28-47
By

    Kavita Choudhary

  1. Lecturer, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences, Haryana, India

Abstract

Organ donation has become a source of hope for many individuals, potentially saving up to 8 lives and positively impacting over 50 people through a single donor. Living organ donation has emerged as a significant therapeutic option in the field of transplant medicine. It offers a lifeline to patients with terminal illnesses such as heart failure, end-stage lung disease, and kidney failure. Encouraging more positive attitudes towards organ donation could lead to an increase in posthumous donation pledges. The Indian government enacted the “Transplantation of Human Organ Act 1994”, Act No. 42, which legalized organ donation and recognized brain death, thus making organ donation legally permissible. According to Dan Drew, Former mayor of Middletown, “Idea that you can contribute a piece of yourself to someone else so that they could be there for their kids at their wedding, they could be there when their kids go away for college and they could live a happy and fulfilling life, is incredibly satisfying extraordinary worthwhile experience”. The shortage of organ donors stands as the foremost obstacle to organ transplantation in India. Numerous strategies have been proposed to tackle this challenge, with one particular method focusing on amplifying awareness regarding organ donation and transplantation within the broader public. This research aims to evaluate the level of knowledge and the attitudes held by medical students concerning organ donation and transplantation. The study’s goal was to gauge the understanding and viewpoints of medical students regarding organ donation and transplantation.

Keywords: Organ donation, transplantation, human organ, organ donor, transplant medicine

[This article belongs to International Journal of Emergency and Trauma Nursing and Practices(ijetnp)]

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Volume 01
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Received November 9, 2023
Accepted December 11, 2023
Published December 15, 2023