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Ha Noi hospital carries out kidney transplant

Update: December, 30/2013 - 09:01

HA NOI (VNS)— Doctors at the Saint Paul Hospital and medical staff of the Ha Noi Health Department have successfully conducted a three-hour kidney transplant for a 30-year-old woman.

The patient, whose name was not released, hails from the northern province of Thai Binh. She was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure at stage 3. Her mother donated one of her kidneys to enable the transplant. The patient is reported to be in stable condition after the surgery.

The local health department covered all expenses for the transplant because it is the first time such a procedure had been performed under its watch.

The country now has 14 hospitals that have successfully conducted kidney transplants. — VNS

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