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The first combined heart and lung transplant in Japan began Saturday evening at Osaka University Hospital, the Tokyo-based Japan Organ Transplant Network said.

The organs were provided by a man in his 30s declared brain dead Friday at Hyogo Emergency Medical Center in Kobe, where he was being treated for head injuries. They will be transplanted into a man, also in his 30s, at Osaka University Hospital in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, a network official said.

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