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Trends in Deceased Organ Donation and Utilization in Korea: 2000-2009

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Authors
Min, Sang Il; Kim, Seong Yup; Park, Yang Jin; Ahn, Curie; Kim, Sang Joon; Kim, Yon Su; Min, Seung-Kee; Ha, Jongwon
Issue Date
2010-08
Publisher
KOREAN ACAD MEDICAL SCIENCES
Citation
JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE; Vol.25 8; 1122-1127
Keywords
Deceased Organ DonorsTissue and Organ ProcurementOrgan UtilizationDonors after cardiac deathExpanded Criteria Donors
Abstract
Continuous efforts have been made by the organ donation and transplantation community in Korea to increase organ donation by the deceased. The authors detailed trends of organ donation and utilization over the past 10 yr using data provided by the KONOS. The yearly number of deceased donors has grown gradually since 2003. The number and percentage of old donors (>= 50 yr) and donors dying from intracranial hemorrhage has increased continuously. Therefore, the percentage of standard criteria donors (SCD) has been declining significantly, from 94% in 2000 to 79.2% in 2009. The number of organs transplanted per donor (OTPD) has also declined slightly since 2007, from 3.28 in 2007 to 2.95 in 2009. This decline may be attributable to increases in the number and percentage of extended criteria donors (ECD) and donors after cardiac death (DCD), since the OTPD was 2.25 for DCD, 2.5 for ECD, and 3.09 for SCD in 2009. In summary, the makeup of donors has changed significantly. There is an urgent need for establishment of an institutional framework including an independent organ procurement organization and for improvement for the National Transplant Act to increase deceased donor pool and to optimize management of ECD and DCD.
ISSN
1011-8934
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/76471
DOI
https://doi.org/10.3346/jkms.2010.25.8.1122
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