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Nephrol Ther. 2015 Jul;11(4):234-9. doi: 10.1016/j.nephro.2015.02.003. Epub 2015 Jun 9.

[Organ donation after death in Moroccan population].

[Article in French]

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Service de néphrologie, hémodialyse et greffe rénale, CHU Mohammed VI, Marrakech, Maroc. Electronic address:
Service de néphrologie, hémodialyse et greffe rénale, CHU Mohammed VI, Marrakech, Maroc.



Morocco stays far behind other countries in the domain of organ donation and transplantation. Improving the knowledge of Moroccan students, about organ donation and transplantation, can be a key factor in the development of transplant activity. The aim of this study is to evaluate the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of students concerning organ donation and transplantation.


The opinion survey was conducted in Marrakech city, with four high education structures with a pre-established questionnaire. The survey questions answered four main themes, which are: the evaluation of knowledge, the opinion and attitude of citizen, the explanation of refusal and the propositions to encourage organ donation in Morocco.


Hundred percent of surveyed subjects answered the questionnaire. Among them, 40.3% were men. The middle age was 21.5 years. Out of 503 surveyed students, 89.4% were aware of organ transplant in Morocco. A quarter of students believed that removal and transplant acts were realized just in public health establishments, which have the authorization. Two persons out of 3 were able to identify transplantable organs and tissues. More than half accepted to donate their organs after death. The religious reason was in the head list of refusal determinants of organ donation after death, with a prevalence of 39.7%.


Young Moroccans have limited knowledge relating to organ donation. The development of this therapy needs to establish an adequate project of information and motivation of general population.


Don d’organes; Donneur potentiel; Greffe; Maroc; Morocco; Organs donation; Potential donor; Transplantation

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