In Vietnam, donated organs from brain-dead men save a dozen lives

January 11, 2024

The Hanoi-based Viet Duc University hospital received two hearts, two livers, four kidneys, two windpipes, four corneas, 11 tendon segments, and two iliac veins from the 25-year-old and 32-year-old victims. The donated organs allowed local hospitals to carry out two additional heart transplant surgeries, four liver transplants, and four kidney transplants, Hung said. On the same day when the accidents happened to the two men, an eight-year-old girl with dilated cardiomyopathy was awaiting a heart transplant. She had already been hospitalized three times in the past year due to the disease, said doctor Duong Duc Hung, director of the Viet Duc University Hospital. The 25-year-old traffic accident victim’s heart was immediately sent to the Viet Duc University Hospital, where it was placed in the eight-year-old’s body.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News