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Table 2 Immediate health-related needs of the quake-survivors at the initial proposal of the ToMMo-BbP (June 2011)

From: Ethical challenges for the design and conduct of mega-biobanking from Great East Japan Earthquake victims

Individual needs Secured access to medical resources and healthcare services
Specific treatments and care
Real measures for individual livelihood rehabilitation
Communities’ needs Rapid recovery of the collapsed local healthcare system
Additional hundreds of battle-ready medical and healthcare staff
More access to medical facilities and resources
Recovery of livelihood including returning original homes/communities
  1. Abbreviation: ToMMo-BbP the Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization’s biobank project.