Donated liver divided to save kid, adult

Viet Duc (Vietnam- Germany) Hospital in Hanoi yesterday announced that for the very first time surgeons have divided a donated liver for transplant surgeries on two patients in the end-stage liver disease.

Donated liver divided to save kid, adult

Director of the transplant center of the hospital Professor Nguyen Quang said that the donor is a 30 year old man in Chuong My district of Hanoi was suffering brain-death after a traffic accident and his relatives decided to donate his organs.
His liver was divided into two for an eight year old kid who is in coma due to cirrhosis and innate biliary dyskinesia and a 49 year old man who has liver cancer. Transplant surgeries were carried out the operations in 16 hours.
Simultaneously, physicians had to perform heart and kidney transplant surgeries and blood vessels to keep in cell bank for transplanting other patients.
Presently, all patients are recovering after transplant surgeries ếpcially the two liver transplanted patients.
Viet Duc Hospital Director Professor Tran Binh Giang said that the transplant surgeries on the two patients brought more opportunities for patients suffering liver diseases and for kids with innate biliary dyskinesia who have receive livers only from their relatives.

By Q. LAP - Translated by ANH QUAN

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