Background: The attitude of healthcare workers (HCW) towards organ donation is cardinal to the successful implementation and sustainability of transplant programs. We present the outcome of a survey among HCW in a single tertiary institution in Nigeria regarding their willingness to be living-related kidney donors. Methods: Self-administered questionnaires were randomly distributed to HCW evaluating their attitude towards living related kidney donation. Results: Of the 650 questionnaires distributed only 502 responded (clinical medical students 51%, physicians 31.7% and nurses 17.3%); 75.6% of respondents were willing to be living donors while 5.8% were against it, and 18.5% were undecided. Multivariate analysis identified willingness to receive, perceived risk associated with kidney donation, and attitude towards cadaveric donation as independent predictors of willingness of HCW to be living donors. Conclusion: Nigerian HCW have a positive attitude toward kidney donation.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Journal of Artificial Organs|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2008|
- Health workers
- Kidney donation