Table 4

 Reasons affecting one’s unwillingness to donate corneas

Reason for unwillingness to donate corneasNumber who answered this questionNumber who cited this reasonProportion who cited this reason (%)Rank
Think it is important that body remains intact after death17913173.21
Family would be upset1798849.22
Body would not be treated with proper respect1798849.22
Not sure how cornea would be used1778548.04
Do not like to think about death1796838.05
Doctors would be anxious to declare patient dead before he/she actually is1806435.66
Can still experience pain after death1795229.17
Might not be able to have a funeral1804022.28
Heard of poor results from cornea transplant operations1783821.99