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Table 2 Awareness and knowledge of organ donation and brain death

From: Attitudes towards organ donation in Syria: a cross-sectional study

  N (%)
Have you ever heard of organ donation?  
 Yes 249 (82)
 No 54 (18)
Where did you hear about organ donation?a  
 Social media 77 (25)
 Television 166 (55)
 Newspapers and magazines 26 (9)
 Internet 77(25)
 Educational center 17 (6)
 Friends 57 (19)
 Family 40 (13)
 Health-care workers 34 (11)
As far as you are concerned, what do you relate organ donation to?a  
 Donation after death 187 (62)
 Donation during life 160 (53)
 Brain death 51 (19)
 Organ trafficking 52 (17)
Have you ever heard of brain death?  
 Yes 188 (63)
 No 111 (37)
Do brain-dead patients respond if someone touched their eyes (by frowning, eye blinking, limb movement, etc.)?  
 Yes 24 (8)
 No 89 (30)
 Do not know 186 (62)
How do brain-dead patients keep their respiratory function?  
 By ventilator 137 (46)
 Without the aid of any equipment 28 (9)
 Do not know 134 (45)
Do brain-dead patients feel pain?  
 Yes 30 (10)
 No 117 (39)
 Do not know 152 (51)
Is the recovery of brain-dead patients possible?  
 Yes 63 (21)
 No 87 (29)
 Do not know 149 (50)
As far as you are concerned, what is brain death related to?a  
 Coma 147 (49)
 Vegetative state 24 (8)
 Clinical death 157 (52)
 Organ donation 45 (15)
  1. aMore than one answer was possible