The following is a summary of “A cross-sectional study to assess concerns and commitment for organ donation among students of arts, science, and commerce streams in degree colleges in a metropolitan city,” published in the October 2022 issue of Primary care by Kinge, et al.

One of the most significant developments in contemporary science, organ donation, has given countless people a new lease on life. After a person passes away naturally, they can give organs; however, many more organs can be donated as “cadaver transplants” or “deceased donor transplants” after a person passes away from brain stem death (BSD). Youths are thought to make the majority of family decisions. In the long term, increasing the number of consent for organ donation may thus be achieved by recognizing their worries about it, raising awareness among them, and altering their opinions.

About 206 students from 9-degree institutions (streams in the arts, sciences, and business) participated in a prospective interventional study throughout the course of the 18-month research utilizing random sampling.

Following their BSD, 102 individuals (48.57%) expressed a willingness to give their organs, but the figure considerably rose to 163 (76.61) following the post-session exam. The knowledge of students in the arts, sciences, and commerce streams was similar when the growth was compared within the various streams. (P > 0.05).

After the session, there was a substantial rise in post-test participants’ willingness to give their own or a relative’s organs in the event of brain death. And when the growth in knowledge was examined across all three streams, gender and religion, there was no discernible difference, suggesting that the degree of knowledge gained among students in the arts and in business was equivalent to that of those in the sciences.