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Japan Badly Lags the World in Organ Transplants

December 5, 2016

(Chicago Tribune) – Progress on organ transplants has been alarmingly slow in Japan, which stands out among developed countries in terms of its low number of organ donors. Indeed, some patients have no choice but to go overseas for treatment because Japan still fails to provide enough organs. This shortage comes amid a growing international consensus that patients should obtain donor organs inside their own country.

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