International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
A study to assess the attitude and knowledge regarding organ donation among the students of selected university Guwahati Assam
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.
Donation may be for research or, more commonly, healthy transplantable organs and tissues may be donated to be transplanted into another person.
As of February 2, 2019, there were 120,000 people waiting for life-saving organ transplants in the US. Of these, 74,897 people were active candidates waiting for a donor.  While views of organ donation are positive, there is a large gap between the numbers of registered donors compared to those awaiting organ donations on a global level.
Descriptive research design was doped for the study. Sample were taken from a sleeted university Guwahati Assam. In this descriptive study we have found that 35% (35were having adequate knowledge regarding organ donation, 39% were having moderate knowledge and 26% were having inadequate knowledge regarding organ donation.
It shows that the findings also shows that 52% were having strong willingness, 36% were ready to think and12% were undecided.