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Hisashi and two colleagues were filling a precipitation tank with the seventh bucket of aqueous uranyl nitrate solution.
On September 30, 1999, the accident occurred.
Ouchi was exposed to 17 sieverts of radiation during the accident, with 8 sieverts considered fatal.
And the maximum annual dose allowed for Japanese nuclear workers is 50 millisieverts.
The cruel part was that, despite his desire not to suffer, he was resuscitated on the 59th day.
Even though his heart stopped three times in 49 minutes.
As his condition worsened, he was transferred to the University of Tokyo Hospital, as a result.
Moreover, He allegedly received the world’s first peripheral stem cell transfusion.
Hisashi received numerous blood transfusions, fluids, and medications that were not even available in Japan at the time.
He also had to have several skin transplants, which couldn’t stop the fluid loss through the pores.
After a week of treatment, Ouchi was able to say, “I can’t take it any longer…
“I’m not a guinea pig.” However, the doctors continued to treat him and take measures to keep him alive, ensuring a slow and painful death.
as a result, On December 21, 1999, after 83 days of struggle, Ouchi died of multiple organ failure.
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Then Doctors Kept Him Alive for 83 Painful Days Against His Will.
He cried blood and his’skin melted.’
He suffered severe damage to his internal organs, and had a near-zero white blood cell count.