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Japan Organ Transplant Network, Public Interest Incorporated Association October is Organ Transplant Promotion Month, and the Green Ribbon Campaign has started. Asking each person questions and encouraging them to “give it a go ”

Japan Organ Transplant Network
October is Organ Transplant Promotion Month, and the Green Ribbon Campaign has started.We ask each individual a question and encourage them to “give it a go.”
The Japan Organ Transplant Network (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, hereinafter referred to as “JOT”), a public interest incorporated association, will once again collaborate with related organizations in October, which is Organ Transplant Promotion Month, to hold awareness events and events throughout the country. We will develop the “Green Ribbon Campaign” (, etc.
To date, approximately 1,000 people have donated their organs due to the precious decisions of organ donors and their families, and their lives have been linked to their will. On the other hand, the number of people who are registered to receive a transplant is increasing every year, but only about 3% of them are able to receive a transplant. Currently, eight lives are lost every week due to lack of access to transplants.
Although the intention to donate organs can be expressed through familiar cards such as health insurance cards, driver’s licenses, and My Number cards, a Cabinet Office opinion poll conducted in 2021 found that “the intention to donate organs is difficult to express.” Only 10.2% of the respondents answered “Yes.”
One day, you or a loved one may suddenly find yourself in a position where you need an organ transplant or become an organ donor. In this year’s Green Ribbon Campaign, we will use the opportunity to confront organ transplants, which are close to each of us, to confirm our feelings and encourage action.
First, start by asking questions about organ transplants on the familiar communication tool X (formerly Twitter). Each person’s contribution in response to the question will lead to what the people around them think and act. Another part of this initiative is the National GREEN LIGHT-UP PROJECT, which lights up prominent buildings across the country in green, the symbolic color of transplant medicine. We hope that through photos posted not only in the area where you live, but also on the social networking sites you use on a daily basis, you will have an opportunity to take action on organ transplant medicine from a more familiar place.
In addition, a special website will be published on the Green Ribbon Campaign homepage that compiles information that people should read when thinking about and dealing with organ transplants. In addition, the National Organ Transplant Promotion Conference will include a speech contest and drama by high school students, a talk session with medical professionals who support organ transplants, donor families, people who have experienced transplants, and the media, as well as an online event. We will deliver it to everyone nationwide.
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The Green Ribbon Campaign provides opportunities for each individual to think about transplant medical treatment as a “gift” through various events and information that are available in their daily lives. We aim not only to lead to action, but also to spread the circle to more people and society.
Details of this year’s main initiatives are as follows.
On Green Ribbon Day, October 16th (Monday), famous landmarks and buildings across the country, including Tokyo Tower, will be lit up in green, the symbolic color of transplant medicine. This initiative, which has been ongoing since 2013, is scheduled to be illuminated this year at more than 188 locations in 40 prefectures nationwide (as of September 28, 2023), the highest ever.
We hope that by posting information about the situation in each region on social media, a ray of hope will reach those waiting for a transplant, and that many people will have the opportunity to think about organ transplants.
Date: Lights up mainly during Organ Transplant Promotion Month in October, including Green Ribbon Day, October 16th (Monday)
Implementing facilities: Tokyo Tower and other famous landmarks around the country [Please see the following (reference) for implementing facilities]
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green light up project
24th National Organ Transplant Promotion Convention
The National Convention to Promote Organ Transplants will be held in Hiroshima Prefecture under the title “Together, the Ribbon of Life.” Online distribution will encourage many people across the country to think about and deepen their understanding of organ transplant medicine.
Plans include talk sessions featuring organ donor families and heart transplant recipients, speech contests and plays by high school students, and video messages from well-known local artists.
Date and time: Saturday, October 21, 2023, 13:30-16:30
Event format: Venue and online distribution
Venue: Hiroshima Prefectural Cultural Center (Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture)
Sponsored by: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Hiroshima Prefecture, JOT, Japan Kidney Foundation, Hiroshima Donor Bank ●Please see the Hiroshima Prefecture homepage for details.
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Organ Transplant Promotion National Convention
Asking each person on SNS, “There is a future that you can change with your will.”
One day, you or a loved one may suddenly find yourself in a position where you need an organ transplant or become an organ donor. This initiative will be developed on X (formerly Twitter), where each person’s thoughts and thoughts will be selected, posted, and spread. In addition, we will also publish a special website on our homepage to help people think about and confront their intentions for organ transplantation and organ donation.
I hope that everyone will think about the future that will change by connecting “life” and “thoughts,” and that everyone will become “independent” about organ transplants.
Release date: October 16, 2023 (Monday) Scheduled
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What is green ribbon?
The green ribbon is a worldwide symbol of transplant medicine. Green means growth and new life, and represents the bond of life between an organ donor and a patient in need of a transplant (recipient), who are connected by the gift of life. Masu.
We are recruiting “Green Ribbon Supporters” on each SNS
The Green Ribbon Campaign official SNS page provides information about the Green Ribbon Campaign, including the excitement of each event, from time to time.
The action of “like” and spread the word to your family and friends is another way to support the Green Ribbon Campaign. We are looking for “Green Ribbon Supporters” who can provide such support.
Green Ribbon Campaign Official Facebook:
Green Ribbon Campaign Official X (formerly Twitter):
Green Ribbon Campaign Official Instagram:
(Reference) National GREEN LIGHT-UP Project light-up locations (as of September 29, 2023)
Hokkaido: Sapporo TV Tower, Ishiya Seika Co., Ltd. Shiroi Koibito Park, Sapporo City Clock Tower, Japanese Red Cross Society Hokkaido Branch, Kushiro City Nushimaibashi, Asahikawa Medical University Hospital, HBC Hokkaido Broadcasting Headquarters
Aomori Prefecture: Aomori Prefecture Tourism and Product Center ASPAM, Hachinohe City General Health Center
Iwate Prefecture: Kaiun Bridge, Iwate Education Hall, Morioka Castle Ruins Park Ishigaki, Tohoku Electric Power Network Co., Ltd. Iwate Branch Microwave Radio Tower
Miyagi Prefecture: Aoba Castle Ruins, Date Masamune Equestrian Statue, Sendai Sky Candle (Sendai Broadcasting), KHB East Japan Broadcasting Headquarters Tower, Shiroishi Castle, Abukuma Express Kakuda Station Akita Prefecture: ABS Akita Broadcasting Headquarters, Port Tower Selion Yamagata Prefecture: Sakata City Hiyoriyama Park wooden hexagonal lighthouse, Kanayama Town Marco no Kura, Kaminoyama Castle, former Yonezawa High School and other technical school main building memorial hall, Sakata Kyodo Thermal Power Co., Ltd., Shogin Takuto Tsuruoka, Nanyo City Tourist Large Monument, Nanyo City Kumano Taisha Shrine Fukushima Prefecture: Fukushima Airport, Roadside Station Adachi Down Line Mantozakura, Takeda Health Foundation Takeda General Hospital, Tohoku Electric Power Wireless Tower (Fukushima City), Tohoku Electric Power Wireless Tower (Iwaki City), Tohoku Electric Power Wireless Tower ( Aizuwakamatsu City), Tohoku Electric Power Plant Chimney (Minamisoma City), Mizuiro Park, Adachi Tara Service Area Up Line, Adachi Tara Service Area Down Line, Tokiwa Kai Tokiwa Hospital, Historic Castle Ruins Tsuruga Castle, Spa Resort Hawaiians, Tokiwa Kyodo Thermal Power Co., Ltd. Nakoso Power Plant Unit 8.9 stack stack, Fukushima Medical University Hospital, Iwaki City Medical Center, Nihonmatsu Johokan, former Date County Office
Gunma Prefecture: Gunma Prefectural Office Showa Office Building, Rinkokaku Tochigi Prefecture: Utsunomiya Tower
Ibaraki Prefecture: Art Tower Mito, Art Tower Mito Tower, Ibaraki Prefectural Office
Saitama Prefecture: Saitama Super Arena
Chiba Prefecture: Central Arch in front of Chiba City Central Park, Kaihin Makuhari Station Station Square Shelter, Tokyo Dental University Ichikawa General Hospital, Tokyo Women’s Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center
Tokyo: Tokyo Tower, Rainbow Bridge, Fuji Television Headquarters, Tokyo Gate Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Tokyo Big Sight, Nomura Kogeisha, Yurikamome Shinbashi Station, bridges in the Shibaura Konan area of ​​Minato Ward (Shinshiba Bridge, Hamaji Bridge, Shiosai) Bridge, Mitate Bridge, Platanus Park), Bark Shibaura
Kanagawa Prefecture: Kanagawa Prefectural Government Building, Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris Wheel, Tsurumi Tsubasa Bridge, Ofuna Kannon, Odawara Castle
Ishikawa Prefecture: Kanazawa Station Tsuzumimon, Kaga City Medical Center, Komatsu Municipal Hospital, Yawata Medical Center, Kanazawa University Hospital, Noto General Hospital, Ushitsu General Hospital Yamanashi Prefecture: Yamanashi Prefectural Office
Nagano Prefecture: Zenkoji Temple, Matsumoto Castle
Shizuoka Prefecture: Fujinomiya City Hall, Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center, Fujikawa SA Ferris Wheel, Sunpu Castle Konyagura, Shizuoka City Hall Shizuoka Government Building Main Building “Aoi Tower”, Kakegawa Castle Castle Tower, Hamamatsu Castle Castle Tower, Hotel Concorde Hamamatsu, Seirei Hamamatsu Hospital, Yaizu Municipal General Hospital, Hamamatsu Rousai Hospital, Iwata City General Hospital, Shizuoka Tokushukai Hospital, JA Shizuoka Koseiren Enshu Hospital Aichi Prefecture: Twin Arch 138, Chubu Electric Power MIRAI TOWER Shiga Prefecture: Fujitec Co., Ltd. Head Office Big Wing Research Tower Kyoto Prefecture: Amanohashidate Beach Light-up, Kumiyama Yume Tower 137, Kyoto Prefectural Office Old Main Building
Osaka Prefecture: Osaka Prefectural Gender Equality and Youth Center (Dawn Center), Expo’70 Commemorative Park Tower of the Sun, Tempozan Ferris Wheel
Wakayama Prefecture: Wakayama Castle Hall, Wakayama Big Whale Tottori Prefecture: Tottori Station North Exit (Wind Ripple
Square/Keyaki Square), Yonago Station (Yonago Gassho Statue), Yonago Convention Center (Big Ship)
Shimane Prefecture: TSK San-in Central Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd., NHK Matsue Broadcasting Station, Kitsugi Ohashi Bridge, Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse, Hakucho Kanko Co., Ltd. Shinji Lake Pleasure Boat, Roadside Station Kirara Taki, KIRARA Monument
Okayama Prefecture: Okayama Castle, Tsuyama Jifukai Tsuyama Central Hospital, Tsuyama Castle Ruins, Bicchu Branch Temple Five-storied Pagoda, Tsuyama Healthy Children’s Center, Kurashiki Central Hospital Hiroshima Prefecture: Ujina Ohashi Bridge, Hiroshima Station South Exit Ale Ale Building, Hondori Shopping Arcade
Prefecture: Kaikyo Yume Tower, JR Shin- Station “Vertical Garden”, Shimonoseki Amusement Park “Hai! Karatto Yokocho”, Coal Memorial Hall, Cylindrical Diversion Works, Kintai Bridge Tokushima Prefecture: Tokushima University Hospital, Tokushima City High School and other schools, Tokushima Central Park Washinomon Kagawa Prefecture: Kanei Tsuho, Shikoku Electric Power Rooftop Tower, Takamatsu Symbol Tower
Ehime Prefecture: Ehime Prefectural Office
Kochi Prefecture: Kochi Medical Center, Kochi University Hospital, Chikamori Hospital
Fukuoka Prefecture: Fukuoka University Hospital, Fukuoka Tower, Fukuoka University
Saga Prefecture: Chikugo River Lift Bridge, Saga University Hospital, Saga Medical Center Building, Akebonobashi, Ureshino City, Saga Prefectural Office, Karatsu City Modern Library, Hisamitsu
Pharmaceutical Museum
Nagasaki Prefecture: Nagasaki Prefectural Office, Mirai on Library, Sea Hat Omura
Kumamoto Prefecture: Kumamoto Castle, SAKURAMACHI Kumamoto, JR Kumamoto City Co., Ltd., Higo Bank Main Store, Kumamoto Hotel Castle, Shigemitsu Sangyo Co., Ltd. Ajisen Ramen Main Store, Shigemitsu Sangyo Co., Ltd. Ajisen Ramen East Bypass Store, Shigemitsu Sangyo Co., Ltd. Ajisen Ramen Tomigo store, Shigemitsu Sangyo Co., Ltd. Ajisen Ramen Hikarinomori store, Furusho main store, Hirata Kiko Co., Ltd., Heartfelt Co., Ltd., Kyushu Central Rehabilitation Academy, Kumamoto Prefectural Medical Association, Kumamoto University Hospital, National Hospital Organization Kumamoto Medical Center , Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital, Kumamoto Red Cross Hospital, Kumamoto Rosai Hospital, Kumamoto General Hospital, KM Biologics Co., Ltd., Hotel Nikko Kumamoto, Yamaga Central Hospital, Kumamoto Functional Hospital, Kumamoto Morito General Hospital
Oita Prefecture: St. Porta Chuo Town, Oita Prefectural Museum of Art, JR Oita City
Miyazaki Prefecture: Miyazaki Prefectural Office
Kagoshima Prefecture: Tsurumaru Castle Goromon, Amu Plaza Kagoshima Ferris wheel “Amulan”, Io World Kagoshima Aquarium
Okinawa Prefecture: Naha City Hospital, FM Yomitan Co., Ltd.
— “Connecting lives” — (Public Corporation) Japan Organ Transplant Network corporate site: Green Ribbon Campaign homepage:
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