Vietnamese doctors have made great strides in viscera transplant, said Dr. Nguyen Tien Quyet, Director of the Viet-German Friendship Hospital, at a meeting held in Hanoi on March 8 by the Ministry of Health, to mark World Liver Day next month.
Presently, around 1,000 viscera and liver patients in the country have undergone organ transplant surgeries, while thousands are still awaiting a donor.
According to Vietnamese tradition, dead people’s bodies should be left intact, hence very few people agree to donate their organs after death; thus reducing the chances for sick people to receive an organ.
Medical experts believe that patients can save a huge amount of money if they receive organs from brain dead people and undergo viscera transplant in domestic hospitals. Source: SGGP