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Organ Transplant Promotion Awareness Project

Final update date October 5, 2020

News from Yokohama

October 16th is Green Ribbon Day.

The Green Ribbon is a symbol of global transplantation that bears the green meaning of growth and new life.
Since the Organ Transplant Law was enacted on October 16, 1997, Japan has set October every year as the Organ Transplant Promotion Month.
October 16 is Green Ribbon Day, and activities are being conducted nationwide to further establish and spread organ transplantation.

2020 Green Light Up Campaign

The Kanagawa Health Foundation will implement a green light-up at sightseeing spots with the aim of expanding the awareness of organ transplantation.
Name of the facility              Light-up period
Yokohama City Opening Memorial Hall       October 15 (Thu)-October 18 (Sun), Reiwa 2
Oranger Cosmocrac 21    October 15 (Thu)-October 18 (Sun), Reiwa 2
Tsurumitsubasabashi          October 15 (Thu)-October 18 (Sun), Reiwa 2
Kanagawa Prefectural           October 15 (Thu)-October 18 (Sun), Reiwa 2
Enoshima cinder      October 15 (Thu)-October 16 (Fri), Reiwa 2 

Green Ribbon Campaign Event

The Kanagawa Health Foundation will hold an event during the Organ Transplant Promotion Month in October.
Date and time: Thursday, October 15, 2020 12: 00-16: 00
Venue: New City Plaza (Yokohama Sogo B2F front entrance)
Contents: Exhibition of organ transplantation, green ribbon panel display, blood vessel age measurement, questionnaire, etc.
    (If you answer the questionnaire, you will receive a small gift.)
    

Contact for Green Light Up Campaign

Organ Transplant Promotion Awareness Project

Organ transplantation is a medical treatment that connects people who have reduced organ function and can only be cured by transplantation with those who can donate organs after death. About this transplant medical care, we deepen correct understanding including support of kidney, eye bank business operated by Kanagawa Health Foundation and holding of lecture and plan spread enlightenment and promotion of registration.

What is organ transplantation?

Organ transplantation is a medical treatment that connects people who can only heal by transplantation and those who can donate organs after death due to severe illness or accident.

Organ transplantation is a medical treatment that can only be achieved with good intentions. There is a life that can be saved by your will. Please cooperate with your intention to donate organs.

Statement of intention

Organ donation is possible after brain death or death when the heart stops, but in principle, organ donation under brain death must be written by a person over the age of 15 in writing. There are three main ways to indicate organ transplantation.

1 Fill out an intention card or seal

2. Intention registration via the Internet

3 Fill out the health insurance card, driver's license, and my number card indication field.

For inquiries about health insurance card, driver's license, my number card, please ask each issuer.

From January 17, 2010, along with the intention to provide organs, it has become possible to indicate in writing the intention to give priority to relatives.

From July 17, 2010, even if you do not know your intention to donate organs, you can donate organs with the consent of your family. This has made it possible for people under the age of 15 to donate organs under brain death.

Contact for organ transplants

Japan Organ Transplant Network (External Site)

Inquiries to this page

Health and Social Welfare Bureau Health and Safety Department Health Business Division

Telephone: 045-671-2451

Telephone: 045-671-2451

Fax: 045-663-4469

Email address: [email protected]

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