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12 Asia Pacific J. Health L. & Ethics 123 (2018-2019)
Preliminary Study and Suggestions for the Recognition of Brain Donation

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Asia Pacific Journal of Health Law & Ethics
Vol.12 No.2, March 2019, pp.123-136

                   Preliminary Study and Suggestions for the

                           Recognition of Brain Donation*
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  Sol Ji Hong, Yong-Hyun Lim , Jungeun Kima'b, Pan-Woo Ko',
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     Ki-Su    Park' , Ji Won          Oh   ,e, Ji Young      Park     , SangHan       Lee',

                           Ji-Eun    Kimg, Ho-Won          Lee'bc**


Brain donation has helped researchers and doctors to better understand the pathophysiology of disease, and it
is also a key procedure in the research on treatment and prevention of brain diseases. However, it is known
that various factors such as personal environment, social cognition, and attitude affect the brain donation
decision The purpose of this study is to investigate perception about brain donation and to figure out
affecting factors of the brain donation in Korean community. From October to November 2017, 411
community residents were enrolled in this study. A   designed questionnaire was used to analyze the
perception and affecting factors of brain donalion Among the 411 participants, only 31 participants (7.50o)
were aware of brain donation After providing the correct information through the questionnaire, we were
able to observe a positive change in the recognition of brain donation In addition, factors including 'for
helping others', 'social contribution by promoting brain research', and 'for medical development' have been
found to affect positive attitude. This study found education and providing detailed information about brain
donation was insufficient And it also figured out accurate information would contribute to a positive change
of the recognition about brain donalion Therefore, in order to invigorate culture of brain donation, it is
necessary to provide more detailed information and education related to the results on positive and negative
perception about brain donation

Keywords: Brain Donation, Recognition, Education, Brain Research, Korea Brain Bank

    a Kyungpook National University Chilgok Hospital Brain Bank
    b Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University
    ' Brain Science and Engineering Institute, Kyungpook National University
    d Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University
    ' Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University
    f Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University
    9 Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu
    h Center of Self-Organizing Software-Platform, Kyungpook National University
    * The research was conducted by Korea Brain Bank Network Project operated through Korea Brain
Research Institute funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT.
    ** Ho-Won Lee,     D, PhD.; Professor, Dept. of Neurology, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National

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