J Korean Med Assoc.  2008 Aug;51(8):685-691. 10.5124/jkma.2008.51.8.685.

Current Status of Deceased Donor Organ Recovery and Sharing in Korea

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea. ysms91@yuhs.ac

Abstract

The first deceased donor organ (kidney) recovery and transplantation was performed in 1979. Since February 2000, deceased donor organ recovery and allocation have been performed exclusively by the direction of the Korean Network for Organ Sharing (KONOS), the governmental authority for organ transplantation in Korea. Herein, we review the annual incidence of deceased donor occurrence, transplantation statistics, and organ allocation status in the era of KONOS, and discuss about future directions for improved organ transplantation activities in Korea.

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Deceased donor; Organ sharing; Organ transplantation
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