Strategies for maximizing heart and lung transplantation opportunities in Japan.

@article{Fukushima2009StrategiesFM,
  title={Strategies for maximizing heart and lung transplantation opportunities in Japan.},
  author={Norihide Fukushima and Minoru Ono and Takeshi Nakatani and Masato Minami and Setsuko Konaka and Juntaro Ashikari},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2009},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={273-6}
}
INTRODUCTION Because the donor shortage is extremely severe in Japan because of a strict organ transplantation law, special strategies must be established to maximize heart transplantation (HTx) and lung transplantation (LTx) opportunities. The purpose of this study was to review our strategies to identify and manage heart and lung donors. METHOD Transplantation doctors themselves assessed their own donor heart and lung function before starting the procurement operation; skillful staff… CONTINUE READING
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