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Saudi population Awareness and Attitude Regarding Stem Cell Donation

Shaden Abdulmohsin AlMojel , Samah F. Ibrahim , Layla Khalid Alshammari , Maria Hassan Zadah , Razan Nasser Al ghamdi , Dabiah Abdullah Ali Thaqfan
Abstract

Worldwide stem cells (SC) donors’ number is still insufficient. To identify the attitudes of Saudi participants regarding their registration to be future donors, a case-control study was conducted at SC donor registration campaigns, King Faisal Hospital, Riyadh. Although (41.7%) of participants were aware of SC, (93%) of them had bad academic knowledge score. More than half of participants (67.3%) were registered as a donor in Saudi Stem Cell Donation Center (SSCDC). Of these participants, (15.5%) knew the Saudi SC donation center. A significant difference was found between registered and non-registered participants regarding age, education level, and knowledge score (P-value≤0.05). The main encouraging attitude was relieving the patient’s pain (65.3%). In conclusion, the majority of Riyadh’s population accepted the idea of SC donation; however, there was a lack of academic knowledge. So that awareness strategies are needed to enhance knowledge, clarify the role of SSCDC, and improve attitudes through correcting wrong ideas.



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AlMojel S A, Ibrahim S F, Alshammari L K, Zadah M H, ghamdi R N A, Thaqfan D A A. Saudi population Awareness and Attitude Regarding Stem Cell Donation. Arch. Pharm. Pract. 2021;12(1):85-9. https://doi.org/10.51847/X6pE71yCtN
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AlMojel, S. A., Ibrahim, S. F., Alshammari, L. K., Zadah, M. H., ghamdi, R. N. A., & Thaqfan, D. A. A. (2021). Saudi population Awareness and Attitude Regarding Stem Cell Donation. Archives Of Pharmacy Practice, 12(1),85-89. https://doi.org/10.51847/X6pE71yCtN

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