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Japan / Organ Transplants / Law #411693

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Oct 16, 1997
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(Studio: Prue Lewarne) Report introduced.

(Tokyo: John Lewis) The legalization in Japan of organ transplants with the changing of the definition of death featured; details given of safeguards written into the transplant law. [Voice of Buddhist monk Hidetomo KANAOKA - comments.] The 1968 heart transplant case in Japan that led to legal charges against the surgeon recalled. [Surgeon Dr. Juro WADA - (thru translator) comments.] [Dr. Hidetoshi MATSUNAMI - (thru translator) criticizes the legislation.] The lingering public distrust of organ transplants noted.

Lewarne, Prue;
Lewis, John

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