AWARENESS AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS ORGAN DONATION IN URBAN INDIAN POPULATION
Organ donation is the process when a person allows an organ of their own to be removed and transplanted to another person, legally, either by consent while the donor is alive or dead with the assent of the next of kin. Demand in India for organ donation surpasses its supply and its rate of deceased organ donors stands below one donor per million population. It is believed that significant changes are needed to increase the donor rate in the country. This study was conducted to study the awareness and attitude about organ donation amongst urban population in northern India. A Pre-validated questionnaire was formulated and shared online amongst family and social groups. They were requested to respond to it after registering their informed, free, voluntary consent. The valid responses thus generated were analysed.
Donation, India, Demand, Surpass