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Seeking Voluntary Donations for Life-Saving Heart Transplant for 2 Year Old Son of EMC Employee

Hou-chan1 Hou-chan's Heart Disease

Houku Katagiri (Hou-chan) is a 2-year-old boy who lives in Mitaka, Tokyo.

In October 2008, he had sudden heart failure and was diagnosed with

restrictive cardiomyopathy or RKM

- an incurable disease that takes the lives of 50 percent of those afflicted within one year.

  

Hou-chan’s condition is serious, and a heart transplant is the only way to save his life.

Heart transplants for children are not permitted in Japan, where by law organ donors must be at least 15 years old. A bill has just been approved by the upper house to work towards changing this law, although likely still a long way away from completion.  Hou-chan's condition is deteriorating and he is currently hospitalized at Kyorin University Hospital. He needs a transplant operation as soon as possible. 

Devastatingly, Columbia University in New York has refused to carry out a heart transplant on Houku, reportedly saying it had filled its quota for overseas transplants. Imagine!

Hou-chan2 Seeking Voluntary Donations to help Save Hou-chan - every little bit helps!

Loma Linda University Hospital in California, USA will perform the life-saving surgery, but first Hou-chan’s family must secure the USD 1 million required to cover his estimated medical costs. 

In Japan, health insurance does not cover this operation and government support is unavailable.  Katagari-san’s family needs your voluntary donations to help raise the funds required for his life-saving surgery and recovery.  



Below are details for how to donate to the support group that has been established in Hou-chan’s name, Hou-chan wo Sukuu-kai.  

Thank you for your consideration and support!

Making a Donation

Below are details on two options for making a donation.  

Option 1: Donate through PayPal

You can also use PayPal, an on-line service for transferring money safely and easily.

Please note the transfer fees from overseas before calculating your donation:  3.9% + $0.3 per transfer


How to Use PayPal
1. Create your own Personal Account on PayPal. 
2. Please transfer your donation to paypal@hou-chan.com

PayPal

Account

https://www.paypal.com

paypal@hou-chan.com


Option 2: Donate through bank transfer - recommended for group/collective donations 

You can directly transfer payment to the Hou-chan's bank account.  Please note that Hou-Chan's account is charged approximately USD 15.00 per transfer so ideally individuals can combine their donations and remit in groups to reduce the banking fees for every overseas remittance and normal banking transfer fees. 

Bank

Branch (Branch #)

Account

Account Type

Account Holder

Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ

Mitaka branch office (222)

0046571

Saving   account

HOUCHIYANOSUKUUKAI DAIHIYOU ABETOMONORI

Hou-chan3 Spread the word! 

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"Hou-chan wo Sukuu-kai" website(Japanese only): http://www.hou-chan.com  

東京都三鷹市の片桐鳳究(ほうく、以下ほうちゃん)は、2008年10月に突然、原因不明の心不全となり、拘束型心筋症と診断されました。

拘束型心筋症は、特定疾患指定の難病で、発症すると約50%の患者が1年以内に死亡すると言われています。病状の重いほうちゃんの場合、心臓移植手術をするしか命を救う方法がありません。

しかし、日本では15歳未満の脳死臓器提供が法律で禁止されている為、国内で手術を受けることができず、海外での渡航移植しか残された道がありません。

ほうちゃんは現在、杏林大学医学部付属病院に入院していますが、心臓は日々弱り続けているため、早急な心臓移植が必要です。

 

募金目標金額1億円100,000,000

ほうちゃんを救うために、米国のロマリンダ大学病院から受け入れの内諾を頂くことができました。しかし、その為の費用は1億円という莫大な金額で、健康保険や国からの補助が一切受けられません。これは、とても個人で負担できる金額ではなく、皆様の善意におすがりする他ございません。

私たちは、ほうちゃんが心臓移植を受け一日も早く元気になることを願い、「ほうちゃんを救う会」を結成しました。皆様に、日本の臓器移植の現状とほうちゃんの状況をご理解いただき、ほうちゃんを救うための募金のご協力をお願いしたいと考えております。何卒温かいご支援ご協力をよろしくお願いいたします。

 

銀行名

支店名(支店番号)

口座番号

種別

口座名

三井住友銀行

三鷹支店(247)

7229492

普通

ホウチヤンオスクウカイ,ダイヒヨウアベトモノリ

三菱東京UFJ銀行

三鷹支店(222)

0046571

普通

ホウチヤンオスクウカイダイヒヨウアベトモノリ

みずほ銀行

三鷹支店(247)

1555498

普通

ホウチヤンオスクウカイ

ゆうちょ銀行(同銀行内)

00170-7-345922

ゆうちょ銀行(他銀行から)

〇一九店(019)

0345922

当座

ホウチャンヲスクウカイ







 

 

救う会の活動情報はこちら

http://www.hou-chan.com/

 

■お問い合わせ

「ほうちゃんを救う会」事務局

住所:東京都三鷹市下連雀3-28-23-604 TEL: 0422-49-5372

代表:安部智規

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