Organ donation rates in Turkey when compared with other European countries are very insufficient. To better document public perception on organ donation, a personal interview survey of a locally representative sample of 420 respondents has been conducted in spring 2013. This paper tries to explore the reasons of low organ donation rates while analyzing the current insufficient organ donation condition of our country and tries to find remedy solutions. In this survey, while only 4% of the respondents are donated their organs, 60% of them have a positive opinion to organ donation and 74% of them believe that organ donation can save people’s lives. This survey reveals that illiteracy and fear leads to insufficient organ donation rates and the most effective way to reach the potential donors is media with a strong need for awareness campaigns. There is also need for support by the whole public, namely; health institutions, non-govermental as well as govermental organisations, doctors, educators, media, public employees, municipalities, religious men, each and every member of the public. Here, national public relations and social awareness campaigns play a vital role. It seems that remedy is in the social awareness campaigns and in transplant coordinators as in the case of Spain.
Organ Donation, Awareness Campaigns, Donor, Donation Decision, Insufficient Donation