Reconsidering Brain Death: A Lesson from Japan's Fifteen Years of Experience

Hastings Center Report 31 (4):41-46 (2001)
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The Japanese Transplantation Law is unique among others in that it allows us to choose between "brain death" and "traditional death" as our death. In every country 20 to 40 % of the popularion doubts the idea of brain death. This paper reconsiders the concept, and reports the ongoing rivision process of the current law. Published in Hastings Center Report, 2001.

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Masahiro Morioka
Waseda University


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