Chợ Rẫy Hospital succeeds in Việt Nam's first skin graft from brain-dead donor

November, 18/2022 - 15:22
Doctors at Chợ Rẫy Hospital in HCM City have successfully performed a skin graft from a brain-dead donor for a 27-year-old man suffering from severe burn injuries, the hospital announced on November 17.

 

Doctors at Chợ Rẫy Hospital in HCM City perform a skin graft from a brain-dead donor. — Photo courtesy of the hospital

HCM CITY — Doctors at Chợ Rẫy Hospital in HCM City have successfully performed a skin graft from a brain-dead donor for a 27-year-old man suffering from severe burn injuries, the hospital announced on Thursday.

It is the country’s first skin transplant operation using the skin harvested from a brain-dead donor.

On October 11, the hospital’s coordination unit for organ transplants received a 38-year-old male patient hospitalised with an intracerebral hemorrhage and was declared brain dead.

His family agreed to donate his organs which were used for six transplant operations, including those for a heart, two kidneys, two corneas, and a skin transplant.

All patients are now in stable health conditions. The patient with the heart transplant operation was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday. — VNS

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