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First Transplant Surgery Performed in Japan With Six-Year-Old Brain Dead Donor

by Kathy Jones on  June 18, 2012 at 8:22 PM Organ Donation News   - G J E 4
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Japan conducted its first transplant surgery involving a six year old donor who was declared brain dead and had donated his liver and kidneys.
 First Transplant Surgery Performed in Japan With Six-Year-Old Brain Dead Donor
First Transplant Surgery Performed in Japan With Six-Year-Old Brain Dead Donor

Doctors at the National Center for Child Health and Development in Tokyo revealed that they have successfully transplanted the liver to a girl under 10 years of age who was suffering from hepatic insufficiency while the kidneys were transplanted in a woman over 60 years of age who had chronic glomerulonephritis at Toyama Prefectural Central Hospital in Toyama.

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