|Doctors conduct a kidney transplant. — Photo vov.vn|Viet Nam News
PHÚ THỌ — Doctors of northern Phú Thọ Province’s General Hospital successfully conducted a living-unrelated kidney transplant, said Hoàng Công Lâm, the hospital deputy director.
The recipient is Trần Thị Yến, 41, and the donor is her husband, Phạm Quỳnh Tri, 41.
Yến was diagnosed with last-stage kidney failure four months ago. She and her family were willing to undergo the transplant to help save her life.
After medical testing, doctors decided Yến’s husband met enough conditions to donate his kidney. Preparation for the transplant was undertaken in a careful manner for several months.
According to doctors, more than 10 days after the transplant, the patient’s blood chemical and biological indicators remained normal. She has been discharged from hospital.
After several instances of receiving instruction from leading experts from the central-level hospital of Việt Nam-Germany, doctors of Phú Thọ Province’s General Hospital say they can now independently conduct the operation.
Associate Professor Nguyễn Tiến Quyết, former director of Việt Nam-Germany Hospital, said the successful transplant by Phú Thọ Province’s General Hospital is a new achievement in health examination and treatment, contributing to the improvement of public healthcare of a province-level hospital.
The purpose of the provincial General Hospital is to reduce overcrowding at central-level hospitals and offer state-of-the-art medical services and techniques to locals, especially those in remote and disadvantaged mountainous areas in the north. — VNS