The Japan Organ Transplant Network conducted the first questionnaire survey of organ donor families from brain death, and about half of the families answered that they did not know about the intention of organ donation of brain-dead people, and they do not understand their intentions. It became clear that he had decided to provide it inside.
Since the revised Organ Transplant Law came into effect in 2010, it has become possible to donate organs from brain death with the consent of the family without the need for pediatric organ donation or manifestation of the person's intention.
After the revision of the law, the Japan Organ Transplant Network conducted the first questionnaire survey of 596 families who donated organs by March to ask about their decisions and care at the time of donation, and announced the results.
Approximately 200 family members of the donor responded, and
35% of the respondents answered that they knew
about their intention to
▽ "I happened to know by looking at the manifestation card." 44% of the
knew their intentions by combining "I knew through other family members
", but 42% said "I didn't know at all"
not old enough to
express my intentions yet." 7% of the
respondents answered the questionnaire, and about half of the families who answered the questionnaire decided to donate without knowing their intentions.
On the other hand, when asked "Do you think it was good to donate organs?", 87% of the respondents answered "I think" and "Somewhat think".
When I asked him about his thoughts on the decision to donate organs, he said, "I think it was good to think that the people who donated the organs are alive." On the other hand, "I'm glad that there was a life saved." I think it was, but I don't know if it was correct because it wasn't the person's choice. "
The Japan Organ Transplant Network hopes to analyze the results of the questionnaire in detail and utilize it to support families.