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07 Center for Korean Network for Organ Sharing

The Center for Korean Network for Organ Sharing contributes to the improvement of national health through organ donation, and transplant management and blood safety management.

The Center for Korean Network for Organ Sharing(KONOS) engages to promote organ sharing culture by improving national awareness, promoting educational projects and recognizing respectful contributions of organ donors. It also promotes fair distribution of organs, as well as active organ donations and transplants through strict transplant target selection processes.
In addition to ensure the safety of blood, KONOS evaluates each blood centers, manages safety of blood donors and blood transfusions, screens people banned from donating blood, investigates and manages the side effects of blood transfusion, and monitors blood supply control samples.

Center for Korean Network for Organ Sharing table - divistion of, objective
Division of Objective
Organ Donation Support
  • Support organ and human tissue donors
  • Establish promotional plan for organ donations, etc.
  • Promote and provide education of organ donations and transplants, etc.
  • Register and manage organ and human tissue donors, etc.
  • Produce statistics, operate information system.
  • Research, develop, and manage transplant programs
  • Supervise and guide organ and human tissue related organizations and manage distribution of human tissues
  • Preserve and manage various statistical data related to organs, etc. and establish and control cord blood statistics system
Organ Transplant Management
  • Select, approve and notify people who qualify for a transplant from living person, a brain-dead person, or a deceased person
  • Set medical standards in associated with the harvest and transplant of organs, etc.
  • Support, promote, supervise, direct, and provide education of transplant registration organizations, medical institutions determining brain death , organ transplant registration organizations, management organizations of brain-dead patients, organ procurement organizations (hereinafter referred to as “organ transplant organizations”)
  • Operate a transplant committee
  • Confirm, review and manage data containing personal information or donors and transplant candidates and the results of physical examinations
  • Investigate and research the harvest and transplant of organs, etc.
  • Counseling for organ donations and transplants, etc.
  • Provide specialized training related to organ harvesting and transplants, etc.
  • Designate and evaluate management organizations of brain-dead patients
  • Establish and implement organ donation project plan
  • Supply information about and manage cord blood transplant as the cord blood information center
  • Assess, and evaluate cord blood banks
Human Blood Safety Surveillance
  • Analyze blood safety and supply information and manage statistics
  • Monitor, direct, and evaluate blood banks
  • Conduct investigations on the specific side effects of blood transfusion, etc.
  • Investigate and evaluate the real state of blood transfusions at medical institutions
  • Control blood-related information management system
  • Conduct investigations and research such as development of advanced technology related to blood and policies in foreign countries
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