Important sources of information on organ donation amoung U.S. adults in 2012
Important organ donation information sources in U.S. adults 2012
This survey displays the percentage of U.S. adults that considered various sources of information as important on organ donation in 2012. Some 34.9 percent of adults listed health-related or other websites as an important source of information. Organ donation can be given through both a deceased and living donor if blood and oxygen are flowing through the organs until the time of recovery to ensure viability. There are over 120,000 people in the country waiting for an organ transplant.
Important sources of information on organ donation amoung U.S. adults in 2012
Percentage of respondents
News coverage (TV, radio, newspaper, Internet)69.9%
A discussion with a family member52.6%
A discussion with a friend49.4%
An advertisement on TV47.1%
A motor vehicles office45.1%
A movie and/or TV show40.4%
A billboard or a poster in a public place35.2%
Information provided by a medical professional, clinic, or doctor's office35.1%
Health-related or other websites34.9%
Radio advertisement25.9%
Personal experience or involvement with organ, eye, and tissue donation25.2%
Your work or school24.2%
An organ and tissue donation organization22.7%
Social media such as Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter21.6%
A community activity, such as a health fair20.4%
A senior center or other older adult setting9.4%
Information provided by a member of the clergy of your religious organization5.9%
Information provided by an attorney2.3%
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Source

Release date

September 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

2012

Number of respondents

Around 3,200

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

Original question: "In the past year, please tell me whether each of the following has been an important source of information for you about organ donation and transplantation."

Important organ donation information sources in U.S. adults 2012
This survey displays the percentage of U.S. adults that considered various sources of information as important on organ donation in 2012. Some 34.9 percent of adults listed health-related or other websites as an important source of information. Organ donation can be given through both a deceased and living donor if blood and oxygen are flowing through the organs until the time of recovery to ensure viability. There are over 120,000 people in the country waiting for an organ transplant.
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