|New lease on life: Doctors at Chợ Rẫy Hospital in HCM City perform a liver transplant. - Photo courtesy of Chợ Rẫy Hospital.|
HCM CITY— Sixty six liver transplants have so far been performed across the country, with 34 donors being alive and 32 brain dead, according to Việt Nam Society of Organ Transplantation.
The oldest to undergo a transplant was 74 and the youngest was only seven months old, Prof Phạm Gia Khánh, the chairman of the society, said.
Though advanced liver transplant techniques are available in the country, post-surgery care and treatment cannot match what is available in developed countries, he told an international conference on living donor liver transplant held last Saturday at Chợ Rẫy Hospital in HCM City.
Organ transplants are done at five medical facilities in the country -- Military Hospital 103, Việt Đức Hospital and National Paediatrics Hospital in Hà Nội and Chợ Rẫy Hospital and Paediatrics No 2 Hospital in HCM City. — VNS