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Experts hail success of transplant system

Update: November, 18/2013 - 09:06

Viet Nam has successfully carried out more than 900 kidney, liver and heart transplants, medical professionals told a conference in Ha Noi on Saturday.—File Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam has successfully carried out more than 900 kidney, liver and heart transplants, medical professionals told a conference in Ha Noi on Saturday.

They also reported that 12 medical facilities throughout the nation were competent at conducting human tissue and organ transplants.

Apart from highlighting the health sector's achievements in human tissue and organ transplantation, participants noted that many medical facilities were handicapped with poor equipment and the scarcity of tissue donations.

Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thi Xuyen said the establishment of the National Regulating Centre for Human Organ Transplants indicated the maturity of efforts to use tissue transplants to treat incurable diseases.

Vietnamese and Taiwanese experts also discussed demand for corneal transplants. — VNS

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