An organ transplant is performed at the Hue Central Hospital. Photo: VNA
The 21 surgeries included a liver, two heart and 18 kidney transplants, he said.
He particularly mentioned the same-day organ transplants performed by the hospital on August 31, saying the organs from a brain-dead donor in Hanoi were transported to the province by air and transplanted into a 36-year-old patient of heart disease and a 52-year-old liver cancer patient.
The transplanted heart started beating on its own over four hours after removed from the donor’s body while the liver began fully functioning seven hours after the removal, the doctor added. The two recipients are in good condition.
So far, the hospital has performed over 800 organ transplants with many organs transported to the recipients by air.
Founded in 1894, the Hue Central Hospital is among Vietnam’s leading medical centres. It is the first in the country to be named on the world’s heart-transplant list. It successfully carried out the first heart transplant in 2011.
On August 9, the hospital established a centre for tissue and organ transplatation and launched a campaign calling for tissue and organ donation. On the day of launch, over 100 people registered to become donors./.