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

Hastings Center Report 31 (4):41-46 (2001)
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.
Keywords brain death  organ transplants  bioethics
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DOI 10.2307/3527955
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