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brain-dead

(brān′dĕd′)
adj.
1. Having irreversible brain damage with accompanying loss of brain function.
2. Informal Having little intelligence or interest; stupid or indifferent: "Office, pub, telly, bed, week after week. Ten years of that, and they're brain-dead" (Jane Stevenson).

brain-dead

loss of brainstem reflexes
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Since the 1997 law was enacted, three sets of organ transplants from brain-dead donors have taken place in Japan, all this year.
The man was the third person to undergo brain-death tests based on the 1997 law paving the way for organ donations from brain-dead people.
The Tokyo woman who received the liver sought treatment at the Kyoto University Hospital two years ago, and has been on the waiting list since last year for a transplant from a brain-dead donor.
Velmahos said he was not surprised at the findings and hopes the practice of administering thyroid hormone to brain-dead organ donors will become widely used by the transplant community.
The transplant was the 11th from a brain-dead donor since the procedure was legalized in 1997.
They said they will report the matter to a private advisory council to the health and welfare minister, newly set up to inspect organ donations from brain-dead people.
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In the case of brain-dead people, the Council permits transplants if the donation does not accelerate the donor's death, and if the donation of organs does not constitute the "willful mutilation" of a dead body," reported the Aftab-e Yard Newspaper.
According to a Health and Welfare Ministry survey released October 14, a total of 164 hospitals designated across Japan for transplanting organs from brain-dead donors are actually now ready to do so after meeting legal conditions in the new law.
The panel, which has been reviewing the transplant law before the third anniversary of its enforcement in October, says doctors should be allowed to transplant organs from a brain-dead person without a donor card if the would-be donor's family gives written consent, the ministry sources said.
TOKYO, June 15 Kyodo Health and Welfare Minister Sohei Miyashita admitted Tuesday that the donor in Japan's third set of legal organ transplants was confirmed brain-dead based on a hastily drafted manual.
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