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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

Print version ISSN 1814-5469On-line version ISSN 2308-0531


CABREJOS-MONTALVO, César; MUNOZ, Katherine Ipanaqué  and  CASTILLO, Ana Vásquez del. Knowledge and attitudes about organ donation in students of health sciences from a national university of Lambayeque - 2019. Rev. Fac. Med. Hum. [online]. 2021, vol.21, n.4, pp.833-838. ISSN 1814-5469.


Determine the level of knowledge and attitudes about organ donation and xenotransplantation in students from a National University of Lambayeque.


The sampling carried out was probabilistic of a simple random type and the sample was made up of 100 university students. An observational, descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted to assess levels of knowledge and attitudes about organ donation. A survey of 20 dichotomous key questions was applied.


53 women (53.0%) and 47 (47.0%) men were interviewed. It was observed that 76% do not know about the Law on the Promotion of Solidarity Donation of Human Organs and Tissues in Peru. Likewise, 96% know the organs and tissues that can be donated, 61% of the students have talked with their family about the subject of organ donation. 76% would be willing to donate their organs or tissues after life, and 88% would donate their relatives' organs to save the life of another relative.


In the Faculty of Biological Sciences of the University it was observed that the knowledge of young people about organ donation was acceptable, although certain aspects need to be clarified.

Keywords : Knowledge; Attitudes; Organ Donation; Xenografts. (Source: MeSH - NLM).

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