Current status of organ transplantation in Japan and worldwide

  title={Current status of organ transplantation in Japan and worldwide},
  author={Norio Yoshimura and Hideaki Okajima and Hidetaka Ushigome and Seisuke Sakamoto and Masato Fujiki and Masahiko Okamoto},
  journal={Surgery Today},
Recent advances in immunosuppressant therapy have dramatically reduced the frequency of acute rejection of organ transplants. Subsequently, the short-term graft survival rate has been improved, and ABO blood type-incompatible and existing anti-HLA antibody-positive kidney transplantation has been enabled, which has increased the availability of living kidney donors. Japan has a unique history and strategies of liver transplantation (LT) for various liver diseases. The outcomes of living donor… CONTINUE READING
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