The fact that TWICE’s Japanese member Mina has registered as an organ donor in both Korea and Japan is once again attracting attention.
On May 2, a Nate article of 2017 titled ‘Twice Mina applied to be an organ donor in both Korea and Japan’ was posted on an online community.
The publisher wrote a lengthy post that begins with “Mina already applied for organ donation in Japan in 2013, and in Korea, she has applied for organ donation in celebration of the 800th day since her debut.”
The person also explained, “In case of an accident while working in Korea, she will donate some of her organs to those who need help in Korea,” and “If she dies in Japan, it will be donated to those who need help in Japan, and if she dies in Korea, it will be donated to those who need help in Korea.”
“Maybe you think it’s nothing, but it’s a big deal”, he said, “I think that she applied for organ donation in Korea, not in her own country is because of TWICE’s affection for Korea, and I think it’s the way she repays for the love she receives in Korea.”
He added, “It must have been a difficult decision at a young age, but it’s really great. I’m surprised to hear that she applied not only in Japan but also in Korea for organ donation.”
While the public is focusing on TWICE’s members due to the recent controversy over the posting of Twice’s Japanese member Sana on SNS, the fact that the same Japanese member Mina applied for organ donation in both Korea and Japan has been getting everyone’s attention.
In December 2017, Mina posted a related post on her Instagram account, saying she had received a certificate of being an organ donor from the Korean Network for Organ Sharing at Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
Mina said at the time, “Today marks the 800th day of TWICE’s debut, that’s why I registered a certificate of organ donor this year.”
According to an official of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is possible for a foreigner to register for organ donation.