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SURVEY ON PUBLIC ATTITUDE TO



                               Organ Donation









        Q1    Do you know anyone, personally, who has had an  Q5   Do you know your immediate family's wishes about Organ
              Organ Transplant?                                    Donation?
                                 Answered: 1,092                                      Answered: 1,093

          YES                      62.0%                        YES                    56.1%

           NO            38.0%                                  NO            35.2%

             0%  10%  20%  30%  40%  50%  60%  70%  80%  90%  100%  DON’T  8.7%
                                                              KNOW
         OBSERVATIONS
        The answers from both sides of the survey were similar, 66% online & 55% at the  0%  10%  20%  30%  40%  50%  60%  70%  80%  90%  100%
        Ploughing knew someone.                               OBSERVATIONS
                                                              48% of the people at the Ploughing knew their family’s wishes and surprisingly
                                                              only 60.5% of the online people surveyed know their family’s wishes.
        Q2    Do you currently have an Organ Donor Card?

                                 Answered: 1,091
                                                              Q6   Would you like if there was a national register, where you could
                                                                   declare your wish (either yes or no) now, about Organ Donation
          YES                        65.0%                         after your death?
                                                                                      Answered: 1,092
           NO           35.0%
             0%  10%  20%  30%  40%  50%  60%  70%  80%  90%  100%  YES                               93.8%
         OBSERVATIONS
        65% was an unexpected high ‘Yes’ to having a card. The online ‘Yes’ was 71% and  NO  2.9%
        Ploughing 54.5% – still more people had a donor card than didn’t have one.
                                                               DON’T
                                                              KNOW   3.3%
                                                                   0%  10%  20%  30%  40%  50%  60%  70%  80%  90%  100%
        Q3    If no, did you ever have an Organ Donor Card?   OBSERVATIONS
                                                              The difference in the 2 cohorts surveyed turned out not to be statistically different
                              Answered: 883     Skipped 210
                                                              on this question 91% yes at the Ploughing and 95% online.
          YES                        66.8%

           NO          33.2%                                  Q7   Would you like, if your consent to Organ Donation was
                                                                   presumed, so that consent from your family was not required?
             0%  10%  20%  30%  40%  50%  60%  70%  80%  90%  100%
                                                                                      Answered: 1,093
         OBSERVATIONS
        Too many people answered this question. 883 answered when only 382 has said  YES      72.0%
        no to previous question.
                                                                NO      21.0%
        Q4    Does your immediate family know your wishes about Organ  DON’T  7.0%
              Donation?                                       KNOW
                              Answered: 1,091     Skipped 2        0%  10%  20%  30%  40%  50%  60%  70%  80%  90%  100%
                                                              OBSERVATIONS
          YES                            73.4%                This was a much wider gap in the 2 surveys here. 32.5% at the ploughing
                                                              answered no to the question versus 14.5% online. With hindsight we think if we
           NO     19.5%                                       had asked a different question. “Would you like that your consent to donating a
                                                              relatives organs was presumed and that your views were not required”. There
         DON’T
         KNOW  7.1%                                           would be a greater ‘No’ answer. At the Ploughing one to one survey, Q7 question
                                                              was almost seen as voting yes to organ donation.
             0%  10%  20%  30%  40%  50%  60%  70%  80%  90%  100%
         OBSERVATIONS
        80% of the online answers were yes compared to 60% at the Ploughing. The
        Ploughing 60% is probably a more realistic % overall.
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