J Korean Soc Transplant.  2017 Jun;31(2):68-74. 10.4285/jkstn.2017.31.2.68.

Legislative Issues Regarding Transplant Act

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  • 1Department of Social Studies Education, College of Education, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2School of Law, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. phlaw@ewha.ac.kr

Abstract

The Korean Transplant Act has been revised five times since 1999, and each revision has resulted in a slight donation rate increased; however, the organ shortage had not been solved. As a result, further revision of the Transplant Act is needed. The current focuses solely on efficiency for transplantation. Therefore, this study suggests a paradigm shift in the revision of the act through the virtuous cycle for activating donation; namely, from an efficiency-based transplant system to a donor-centered transplant system.

Keyword

Organ and tissue; Donation; Transplantation; Procurement; Government regulation; Revision of the Transplant Act; Donor-centered system; Efficiency-based system; Virtuous cycle for activating donation
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