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Vietnam performs transnational organ transplant miracles

Vietnam performs transnational organ transplant miracles

VOV.VN - A crew of doctors from Cho Ray Hospital in HCM City, the National Coordinating Center for Human Organ Transplantation, and Military Hospital 108 in Hanoi have coordinated to perform transnational heart and kidney transplant operations.

Some 3,500 people register to donate organs

Some 3,500 people register to donate organs

Up to 3,542 people nationwide have registered to donate their organs and tissue after they die as by December 31, 2015, according to the National Centre for Coordinating Human Organ Transplants.

Organ donations could save thousands

Organ donations could save thousands

Demand for body organs for life-saving transplants in Vietnam is high but supplies are low. This is because hundreds of people with terminal ailments - or their relatives - refuse to agree to donate vital body parts, such as heart, kidneys or liver.

First human Trypanosoma evansi case in Vietnam detected

Doctors at the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases have diagnosed Trypanosoma evansi, a kind of blood parasite affecting a large number of wild and domesticated animal species, in a patient admitted to the hospital.