Japan’s ninth set of organ transplant operations got under way Sunday afternoon on two women, one in her 40s and another in her 50s, from organs donated by a brain-dead woman, the Japan Organ Transplant Network said.

Earlier in the day, doctors, including Satoru Todo of Hokkaido University, removed two organs from the donor — a kidney for the younger woman at the municipal hospital in Sapporo and a liver for the older woman at Kyoto University Hospital, network officials said.

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