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Hundreds register as organ donors at Hue hospital
  • By Dai Duong | dtinews.vn | August 09, 2019 03:37 PM
Hundreds of people have registered to donate their organs at Hue Central Hospital this morning, August 9.

The hospital announced the establishment of its organ transplant centre and launched the organ donation movement this morning.

At the ceremony, up to 240 people registered the organ donation, including many from the hospital.

  

Up to 240 people registered the organ donation at Hue Centre Hospital

Prof. Dr. Pham Nhu Hiep, director of the hospital, said that in Vietnam, around 16,000 patients need organ transplants related to heart, kidney, liver and lung. Meanwhile, 6,000 people are waiting for cornea transplants.

The National Centre for Co-ordinating Human Organ Transplants under the Ministry of Health was set up in 2013.

Hue Central Hospital started the first organ transplant in 2001. To date, the hospital has carried out nearly 800 kidney transplants, four heart transplants and one heart and lung transplant.

The hospital has co-operated with many international hospitals for organ transplants, including Severance and Yosei hospitals in South Korea. 

At the event, Prof. Dr. Trinh Hong Son, director of the National Centre for Co-ordinating Human Organ Transplants, highlighted the closed and effective co-operation between the centre and Hue Central Hospital in organ transplants.

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