266 Internal Organ Transplants a Month

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266 Internal Organ Transplants a Month

On March 8, The Korean Network for Organ Sharing (KNOS) announced its monthly statistics on internal organ transplants, following a government mandate acknowledging brain death. There were 223 doners and 226 recipients during the month of February.
Since the revision of laws concerning internal organ transplantation as of February 9, there have been 8 transplants from brain dead donors, which is comparable to the number of donors in 1997 (7) and 1998 (13)
Of the remaining transplants, 13 were from dead donors, while 202 were from living donors.
Since the enactment of the revised laws, the number of organs transplanted from one brain dead body has also increased, from 3.5 to 5, on average.
The kidney was the most often donated organ, with the pancreas, the liver, the heart, and the horny coat, following in order of donation quantities.
KNOS also noted that prospective recipients are as many as 3,961, an increase of 41 percent from February 9, 1999.
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