Record-breaking Vietnamese organ transplants from a single donor

Vietnamese doctors have successfully transplanted six organs from one donor to four patients for the first time.

Tran Binh Giang, head of Hanoi-based Vietnam-Germany Hospital announced on December 24 that the donor was a 40-year-old brain dead patient. According to his family, he had expressed the desire to donate organs to hospitals when he was still healthy. Giang said this was the first time the hospital successfully carried out the lung transplant operation from a brain-dead donor with only Vietnamese doctors. 

As of December 21, Vietnamese doctors completed 3,200 kidney transplants, 105 liver transplants, 27 heart transplants and three lung transplants. Doctors at Vietnam-Germany Hospital carried out 756 organ transplants.

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Hoang Hai