World Day of Organ Donation and Transplantation


The First World Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation took place in Geneva on the 14th of October 2005, on the eve of the XII meeting of the European Society for Organ Transplantation, with the participation of the Council of Europe, of the World Health Organization, of representatives of The Transplantation Society, of Government Authorities and of Patients' Associations.

Since then, WDODT events have been organized around the World, often complimenting international congresses or other events in Organ Donation.

This year, it will be held in conjunction with the ISODP 2015 conference and will feature both public events and ceremonies for the congress participants.

WDODT FORUM (in English)

  • Time: 15:00 – 17:30
  • Venue: Studio 1-3 (6F), Conrad Hotel
  • Registration fee: Free
  • Theme: The alternative to improve brain death organ donation, DCD (Donation after Circulatory Death)

WDODT EVENT (in Korean)


  • Time: 10:00 – 15:00
  • Venue: Yeouido Park
  • Activities of almost 10 NGOs and mini event to promote the organ donation will operate for citizens.


  • Time: 10:30 – 11:00
  • Venue: Yeouido Park
  • Registration fee: Free

Walking Event & Concert

  • Registration fee: 10,000won
  • Walking Course:
      • Yeouido Park ↔ Hangang Park
      • Time: 11:00 – 12:00
  • Concert:
      • Yeouido Park
      • Time: 13:00 – 15:00
      • Performers: Indi-band teams, K-pop group and The Voice of Life Choir