2013 - ISODP 2013 Congress


Oral Presentation 4 on Graft and Patient Outcomes 1

42.8 - Older deceased donor kidneys are associated with an increased risk of incident cancer in renal transplant recipients

Presenter: Wai , Lim, Perth, Australia
Authors: Soon Kim


Donor action per Vital-Link in Korea Soon Il Kim, Jin Sook Lew, Curie Ahn, Won Hyun Cho (Vital-link, Korea) Since the establishment of government driven organ donation network (KONOS) and deceased donor organ transplantation Acts for organ transplantation in 2000, the patients on deceased organ donor waiting list were increased more than 6 folds for the last decade in Korea. To increase the numbers of deceased organ donor per sophisticate donor action and public education, the members of “The Korean Society for Transplantation” embarked Vital-Link Korea in October, 2009. After then, Vital-Link Korea had made a lot of efforts for publishing books and booklets relevant to organ donation and transplantation for public education as well as hosted many domestic and international forums to establish a solid supporting system in organ and tissue transplantations in Korea. Per the effort of Vital-Link Korea, we had 2nd renewed version of deceased donor organ transplantation Acts in May, 2010 and we had 409 deceased organ donors in 2012 when compared to 261 in 2009 and 52 in 2000.

Soon Kim

1Surgery, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea

Since the establishment of government driven organ donation network (KONOS) and deceased donor organ transplantation Acts for organ transplantation in 2000, the patients on deceased organ donor waiting list were increased more than 6 folds for the last decade in Korea. To increase the numbers of deceased organ donor per sophisticate donor action and public education, the members of “The Korean Society for Transplantation” embarked Vital-Link Korea in October, 2009. After then, Vital-Link Korea had made a lot of efforts for publishing books and booklets relevant to organ donation and transplantation for public education as well as hosted many domestic and international forums to establish a solid supporting system in organ and tissue transplantations in Korea. Per the effort of Vital-Link Korea, we had 2nd renewed version of deceased donor organ transplantation Acts in May, 2010 and we had 409 deceased organ donors in 2012 when compared to 261 in 2009 and 52 in 2000.


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