ID 110234
Title Transcription
ノウシ ゾウキ テイキョウシャ ノ カゾク ト イショク コーディネーター ニヨル カゾク シエン ノ ジッサイ
Title Alternative
The acts of supporting the family of a brain-dead donor by organ transplant coordinators
Author
Onaka, Setsuko Japan Organ Transplant Network
Keywords
organ donation
brain-dead donor
transplant coordinator
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
In 1997, an organ donation from a brain-dead donor was legally accepted at the first time inJapan and the first organ transplantation from a brain-dead donor was performed in March, 1999.Between March, 1999 and May, 2008, the organs from 70 brain-dead donors were transplanted into285 critically ill patients(54 hearts, 44 lungs, 52 livers, 11 pancreas, 36 kidney-pancreas, 85 kidneysand 3 small intestines). Not only do the families of a brain-dead donor have to face the fact that aperson they love becomes brain-dead, they must make a decision to agree organ donation as well.Our investigation results show that most of the families of a brain-dead donor respected his or herwill for organ donation irrespective of their embarrassment arising from their agreement.Although we, transplant coordinators, must strictly follow the instructions for proceedingorgan donation, it is much more important for us to understand the family’s grief and to supportthem from the beginning. Even after organ donation, we support the family of a brain-dead donoraccording to the needs of each family and hold the memorial gathering of family members.Recently, a survey of public opinion showed that the affirmative response toward organ donationhas increased. Furthermore, some organ transplants were approved for the suitable treatmentby Japanese Health Insurance in April, 2006. We hope that a wish of each person for organdonation will become much more respected in Japanese society.
Journal Title
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
64
Issue
3-4
Start Page
104
End Page
109
Sort Key
104
Published Date
2008-08-25
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jpn
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