1,700 have received kidney transplant in last 25 years in Vietnam

(VNF) - Vietnam has carried out only 1,700 kidney transplant over the last 25 years. The figure was presented at a seminar on kidney, which was held at Hospital 115 in Ho Chi Minh city today.

(VNF) - Vietnam has carried out 1,700 kidney transplant over the last 25 years. The figure was presented at a seminar on kidney, which was held at Hospital 115 in Ho Chi Minh city today.

1,700 have received kidney transplant in last 25 years in Vietnam

Caring for the patient after a kidney transplant

So, for every 1 million people, an average of 18,5 people receive kidney transplant. This number is still modest. In developed countries, 1,000 kidney transplants are carried out each year. In France alone, 2000 kidney transplants.

According to Dr. Ta Phuong Dung, Dean of Internal Medicine at Hospital 115, there is an estimate of 8 million people with kidney disease nationalwide; about 12,000 people with severe renal failure and need dialysis, kidney transplant.

At the Transplant Center of Hospital 115, 159 kidney transplants were carried out after 13 years of its establishment. Currently, the hospital has 700 dialysis cases and many cases are waiting for transplants. Next week, the hospital will carry out 6 kidney transplants./.

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