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STANISCIA, Ana C. M; COSTA, Célia Lídia da; RODRIGUEZ, Maria Carolina de S  and  ASSUMPCAO JUNIOR, Francisco Baptista. Motivations of potential donors to living donor liver. Bol. - Acad. Paul. Psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.35, n.89, pp. 371-381. ISSN 1415-711X.

This article aims to evaluate the motivation of donors to Living Liver Transplant (LDLT) related to the numerous dimensions which the potential donor is subjected, such as social environment, relationship to recipient, personal attitudes and benefits they recognize in submitting to such procedure. The interviews were conducted considering socio-demographic data and the potential donors motivations concerning the transplant. Potential donors were a majority of male (52.8%), married (68.2%), with upon Elementary education (36.4%), professionally active (67%); 56,3% did not mentioned religion. Mostly parents donated to children (56.3%); manifest motivations to donation among close relatives was bond kinship (100%), associated motivation was affective predominance with recipient(94%) and internal conflict(6%). Not close relatives or not relatives 72% referred manifest motivation bond kinship; 28% altruistics motivations; as associated motivations 65% related to affective predominance, 35% to identification with recipient (Fisher's exact test, p<0,001). The associated motivation of affective predominance is highlighted by the participants, and is mostly associated to potential donor who has close relatedness with recipient

Keywords : Living Donor Liver Transplant; potential donor; motivation; psychosocial aspects.

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