International Journal of Social Science and Human Behavior Study
Author(s) : MOHD RIZWAN HUZAIMI SAIDIN , NAREHAN HASSAN , NUR ZAINIE ABD HAMID
This study was to examine the influence of factors influencing organ donation decision with the willingness to donate organ. This study was conducted by taking into consideration three factors; awareness, recipient’ characteristics and public perception toward organ donation. The type of research employed was cross-sectional study where 116 respondents were approached conveniently in selected accessible shopping malls at Alor Setar, Malaysia. The finding indicated that, all (100%) respondents were aware and having an idea about organ donation. Unfortunately, 78.44% believed that organ donation may bring risk to health status and 87.93% hold a negative perception that there will be a great possibility of the donated organ to be misused by irresponsible individuals, especially in the case of ‘black market selling’. Besides, it is also proved that, the decision to involve in organ donation was influence by family members and the relationship ties between the donor and the recipient (89.66%). The result of this study provides the possible solution to strategize plan in enhancing awareness about organ donation.