Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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Kunihiro Yamagata


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    Situation Surrounding Organ Transplantation: A Comparison Between Spain and Japan
    Author(s): Mayumi Kobayashi, Joichi Usui and Kunihiro YamagataMayumi Kobayashi, Joichi Usui and Kunihiro Yamagata

    Organ transplantation in Japan, especially from deceased donors, has lagged behind that in other countries for many reasons. Even though the Japanese government approved the revised Organ Transplant Act in 2010, the number of donors remains small and the rate of donation from deceased persons was ranked 61st out of 62 countries registered in the International Registry in Organ Donation and Transplantation December 2014 (http:// On the other hand, Spain has become known as the world-leading country of organ transplantation and set a new world record with 4,360 transplants from 1,682 donors in 2014. The so-called Spanish Model has had a great impact on the development in transplantation in Spain. Here we mention the difference between Spain and our country, Japan, and also how we Japanese can increase donations and improve the situatio.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-7920.1000589

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