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Table 3 Attitude towards organ donation

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

  N (%)
What is your attitude toward organ donation?  
 Agree 176 (58)
 Disagree 76 (25)
 Do not know 50 (17)
Would you like to donate an organ or more one day?  
 Yes 183 (62)
 No 112 (38)
When would you prefer to donate your organs?  
 Only during life 50 (21)
 Only after death 121 (51)
 Any time 68 (28)
Would you agree to donate organs of a family member after their death?  
 Yes 149 (50)
 No 148 (50)
Would you agree to donate organs of a family member in cases of brain death?  
 Yes 102 (35)
 No 191 (65)
Would you encourage organ donation?  
 Yes 200 (67)
 No 99 (33)
Who would you want to donate your organs to?  
 Only for relatives 94 (35)
 Only for non-relatives 1 (0.3)
 Relatives and non-relatives 174 (65)
In case you agreed to donate your organs, what would your motivations be?  
 Financial 5 (2)
 Religious 130 (43)
 It does not harm, so why not? 125 (41)
 The desire to help 234 (77)
In case you disagreed to donate your organs, what would the reasons be?  
 Absence of financial benefit 5 (2)
 Religious beliefs 71 (24)
 Social and familial barriers 88 (29)
 Refusing to act with corpses 125 (41)
 Fear of being murdered in order to obtain organs 117 (39)
 Fear of not receiving a good medical care 104 (34)
 Fear of talking about death 29 (10)
 Lack of knowledge about organ donation 75 (25)
 Organs recipients are not chosen fairly 121 (40)
Are you aware of the laws and legislations related to organ donation, brain death and organ transplantation in Syria?  
 Yes 37 (12)
 No 261 (88)
If religion and law were encouraging organ donation, would you do it?  
 Yes 226 (76)
 No 70 (24)
Do you have an experience with organ donation?  
 Yes 2 (1)
 No 297 (99)
If we conducted a lecture about organ donation, would you attend it?  
 Yes 87 (29)
 No 215 (71)