Registry of the Japanese society of lung and heart-lung transplantation: The official Japanese lung transplantation report 2008

Takeshi Shiraishi, Yoshinori Okada, Yasuo Sekine, Masayuki Chida, Toru Bando, Minami Masato, Takahiro Oto, Takeshi Nagayasu, Hiroshi Date, Takashi Kondo

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The year 2008 marked the 10th anniversary of the Japanese lung transplantation program started in accordance with the Japanese Organ Transplant Law, which took effect in 1997. A total of 105 lung transplantations, including 39 deceased-donor transplants and 66 living-related transplants, had been performed as of the end of 2007. This article is the 2008 official report of the Japanese Society of Lung and Heart-Lung Transplantation. It summarizes the data for clinical lung transplantation during the period 1998-2007 and discusses the current status of Japanese lung transplantation. The overall 5-year survival rate was 67.0%: including 53.4% and 74.6% for deceased-donor lung transplantation and living-donor lobar lung transplantation groups, respectively. The total operation-related and 1-month mortality rates after surgery were 3.8% and 10.4%, respectively. These data are better, or at least acceptable, in comparison with the international registry data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-401
Number of pages7
JournalGeneral Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • Brain-dead donor
  • Living-related donor
  • Lung transplantation
  • Registry report

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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