A short film about seven-year-old Nguyễn Hải An from Hà Nội who donated her corneas after passing away and inspired thousands of organs donors nationwide has recently been released.
"Organ donations can give life to others. Donating is a good deed we can do after death," says Phạm Hùng, a 12th grader at Nguyễn Du High School in Bà Rịa Vũng Tàu Province.
The Vinmec Times City International Hospital has successfully installed a HeartWare ventricular assist device (HVAD) in a patient with end-stage heart failure, prolonging her life by up to seven years.
A law that restricts even brain dead children from donating their organs is hamstringing pediatric organ donations in Việt Nam.
Child patients will be given priority in kidney transplants when there is a brain-dead or non-heart-beating donor under a new agreement on organ transplantation between three major hospitals in HCM City.
Hà Nội’s Việt Đức Hospital recently received organ and tissue donations from four patients in the span of just one month, hospital director Trần Bình Giang said.
As many as 449 people attending a ceremony last Sunday (Nov 28) signed a pledge to donate their organs after death to the National Coordination Centre for Organ Transplantation.
Việt Nam has successfully performed nearly 1,400 organ transplant surgeries over the past 20 years, said Lê Quang Cường, deputy minister of health.
Doctors of HCM City Paediatrics Hospital 2 on Tuesday successfully performed a liver transplant operation from a living donor on a 13-month-old patient with cirrhosis of the liver after 10 hours of surgery.