The team is reporting that the Japanese Society for Transplantation and Dialysis is organizing support. So far, the local infrastructure and medical personnel are dealing with renal emergencies.
On Saturday March 12, 2011, an assessment team from Médecins Sans Frontières reached Sendai, in the north of the country, and found that hospital care was under control. There was however a strong need for blankets, water, food and shelter.
Further information on the ISN RDRTF is available here.