ZIBA BORZABADI FARAHANI1, MARYAM ESMAEILI2, MAHVASH SALSALI3, NAHID DEHGHAN NAYERI4
PHD Candidate in Nursing Education, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran and Instructor, School of Nursing&Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran -
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran, Iran -
Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran -
Professor School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Aim: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the donation outcomes among related kidney donors
Methods: this study is a descriptive study and in order to analyze the data, conventional content analysis was used. The sample
of this study consisted of 16 related donors (7 female and 9 male) from 4 kidney transplantation centers of hospitals affiliated to
Tehran University of Medical Sciences. The instrument used in this study consisted of semi-structured interviews: face to face and on
Results: After analyzing data, two main categories including individual and family outcomes were emerged. Individual outcomes:
donating new life and spiritual opportunities for the donor. Family outcomes: deeper intimacy of families, gratitude and respect
to the donor as well as strengthening family ties. According to the findings of donors’ points of view in this study, the donation outcomes
were described positive.
Conclusion: Related kidney donation is an ideal option among other donation options. The findings of the present study indicated
positive individual and family outcomes among related donors. Therefore, in order to improve the culture of related donation, it
is suggested that to facilitate and support related donation, appropriate strategies should be presented by the officials and those
involved in the transplantation team.
Outcomes, related donor, kidney donation, content analysis, Iran.