Key step made in child organ transplants in Japan

Transplant News for June 17th from 04:20:

  • Key step made in child organ transplants- Toyama University Hospital, where a boy under 6 years old was confirmed brain-dead, in Toyama on ThursdayTwo years after the revised Organ Transplant Law went into effect, organ donation from brain-dead children has taken a major but cautious step forward.The nation’s first organ transplants from a brain-dead donor under the age of 6 were conducted Friday after a boy was confirmed brain-dead at Toyama University Hospital.

    The revised law enabled transplants from brain-dead donors under 15 years old.

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