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Factors Encouraging and Inhibiting Organ Donation in Israel

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, October 2012
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Factors Encouraging and Inhibiting Organ Donation in Israel
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Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, October 2012
DOI 10.1007/s11673-012-9398-3
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Daniel Sperling, Gabriel M. Gurman

Abstract

Although transplantation surgeries are relatively successful and save the lives of many, only few are willing to donate organs. In order to better understand the reasons for donation or refusing donation and their implications on and influence by public policy, we conducted a survey examining public views on this issue in Israel. Between January and June 2010, an anonymous questionnaire based on published literature was distributed among random and selected parts of Israeli society and included organ recipients, organ donors, soldiers, university and high school students, and the general population. The analysis of 799 questionnaires revealed that, although 74.7 percent have not signed a donor card, 60.8 percent of participants consider doing so. Additionally, 54.3 percent of respondents objected to giving or receiving compensation for donation, and, if at all, priority in transplantation care is the most desired form of such compensation. The health status of the donor and knowing that donation saves lives or that there exists a shortage of organs for transplantation are the two factors most affecting motivation to donate. Lack of information, relatives' views on donation, and type of organ involved in donation are factors most inhibiting donation. Willingness to donate is significantly affected by the proximity of the recipient to the donor. With regard to most organs, their contribution to one's sense of "self" and its symbolic role strongly affects motivation to donate, except for donation to relatives. Compensation for organ donation has little effect on motivation to donate during life and after death. Our findings suggest new ways to construct a more effective public policy on this issue.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 7%
Nigeria 1 7%
Unknown 12 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 21%
Student > Master 3 21%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 14%
Student > Postgraduate 2 14%
Other 1 7%
Other 3 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 43%
Psychology 3 21%
Social Sciences 3 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 7%
Philosophy 1 7%
Other 0 0%

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