The Health and Welfare Ministry has decided to draw up a new manual for conducting brain wave tests used to determine brain death in potential organ donors, in response to three technical errors in the tests since the Organ Transplant Law came into effect in 1997, ministry sources said Saturday.

The ministry will establish a task force led by Hideaki Nukui, a professor at Yamanashi Medical College, to prepare a manual stipulating, in detail, how to completely remove noise from brain-wave test data, with the aim of providing the manual to medical facilities by March 2001.

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