Knowledge of Nurses Regarding Kidney Donation in Tertiary Care Hospital Lahore

Knowledge of Nurses Regarding Kidney Donation


  • Syeda Ayesha Tariq Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Asim Amin The University Institute of Public Health, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Afsar Ali Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Kabir Ozigi Abdullai Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Afzal Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan



Kidney donation, Kidney transplantation, Nurses, Knowledge, Attitude, Awareness


Globally, the majority of demographic groups are experiencing an increase in mortality rates owing to renal illness and failure. Those who agree to donate a kidney undergo the transplantation procedure. In order to lengthen life and improve quality of life, a healthy organ is transplanted into a recipient with a damaged, failing, or dysfunctional organ. Objective: To assess knowledge of nurses regarding kidney donation in tertiary care hospital. Methods: The study was a descriptive cross-sectional study. For collecting data, convenient sampling technique was used. A questionnaire was used to test nurses' knowledge about kidney donation and data were analyzed using SPSS software. Results: Most of the people who took the survey, 55%, said they knew little or nothing about kidney donation. 53 % of the patients had negative feelings about kidney organ donation, and there was no link between their knowledge and their feelings in this area. 36.9% of the people who took part in the research said that the fact that the recipient was a family member was the most important thing, and 68.6% said they would rather give their organ to a family member if they needed one. Conclusions: This study showed that nurses aren't aware of kidney donation enough and have a negative view of it. Urgent steps must be taken to change the current situation.


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DOI: 10.54393/pbmj.v6i04.860
Published: 2023-04-30

How to Cite

Tariq, S. A. ., Amin, M. A., Ali, A. ., Abdullai, K. O. ., & Afzal, M. . (2023). Knowledge of Nurses Regarding Kidney Donation in Tertiary Care Hospital Lahore: Knowledge of Nurses Regarding Kidney Donation. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 6(04), 16–20.



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