2017 年 52 巻 2-3 号 p. 106-112
This is report is on organ procurement from deceased donors for organ transplantation in Japan in 2016. After the enforcement of the Act on Organ Transplantation in 1997, 20 years has now passed. Even after the enforcement of the amended Act on Organ Transplantation in July 2010, the number of brain-dead donors vastly increased. But the total numbers of deceased donors for organ transplantation, which were almost the same in 2010, 2011, and 2012, decreased in 2013 and 2014 and slightly increased in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, the total number of deceased donors increased to 96. The numbers of brain-dead and cardiac-arrested donors were only 64 and 32. The organ procurement for transplantation from deceased donors is supported by the efforts of procurement teams.