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1,000 people join organ transplant event

Update: October, 03/2016 - 10:49
More than 1,000 people joined the festival “Joining hands for life” which was held in HCM City yesterday. — Photo nongnghiep.vn

HCM CITY — More than 1,000 people joined the festival “Joining hands for life” which was held in HCM City yesterday.

It is an annual festival held by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Organ Transplant under the Ministry of Health to respect people donating organs, and to call for the community to join the organ donation.

During the festival, doctors, families of people receiving organs, people registering to donate organs after they die and patients needing organ transplant, shared their thoughts on the work.

Speaking at the festival, Minister of Health Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến said that thousands of people in Việt Nam needed organ transplant, and the demand increased more and more.

She called for individuals and organisations across the country to register for organ donation after being die to support patients waiting for the “present of life”.

One week before the festival, more than 400 people registered to donate their organs after they die, according to the organisations.

By June 15 this year, Việt Nam had conducted more than 1,200 kidney transplant cases, 54 liver transplant cases, 16 heart transplant ones and eight marrow transplant ones. — VNS

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