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OSAKA (Kyodo) A series of transplants using organs from a man certified as brain dead, including Japan’s first combined heart-lung transplant, were completed by Sunday morning in various parts of the country.

In the 79th case in Japan in which a brain-dead person’s organs have been transplanted based on the Organ Transplant Law, the heart, lungs, liver, pancreas and kidneys of the deceased man in his 30s were given to four patients.

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