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Differences in attitudes towards organ donation between health and non-health professionals in Bjelovar-Bilogora county

Elvira Jukić ; Intensive care unit General hospital Bjelovar
Zrinka Puharić ; Technical college Bjelovar, Study of nursing
Ksenija Eljuga ; Technical college Bjelovar, Study of nursing
Tatjana Badrov ; Technical college Bjelovar, Study of nursing

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The aim of this paper is to find differences in the attitudes of health and non-health professionals towards the issue of organ donation and explore the following: to determine whether there is a difference in the decision about organ donation depending on the participants’ profession; examine which factors are important to health or non-health participants if they decided to donate their organs, examine in which conditions would health or non-health participants refuse to donate their organs or refuse to accept the organs of another person. The study included 200 participants, 100 health professionals and 100 non-health professionals. A special questionnaire was designed to examine the attitudes towards organ donation. The results have shown that there is no statistically significant difference in the decision about organ donation depending on the profession of the participants. The participants emphasized the urgency of the patient’s condition and the person not being an addict as important factors and conditions for organ donation, while stating that they would receive organs regardless of the person’s age, gender, race or religion. Despite the small number of signed donor cards, most of the participants expressed a wish to donate their organs, which indicates the importance of education and encouraging people to sign donor cards, if this is in accordance with their attitude.


organ donation, donor card, health professionals

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