Hospitals sign cooperation agreement to coordinate organ donations

Hospitals Cho Ray, Thong Nhat and Children Hospital No. 2 yesterday signed cooperation agreement to coordinate organ donations and charity kidney transplantation.

Hospitals sign cooperation agreement to coordinate organ donations

The agreement aims to exchange organs of living donor and brain-dead donors offering more opportunities for patients who await transplantation.
Director of Children Hospital No.2 Trinh Huu Tung said for 14 years, the hospital has performed 16 kidney transplants and 12 liver transplants. Living donors are relatives of patients.
Organ transplants on children got stuck because of regulation which bans people under 18 to donate organs.
Counselor of the hospital Professor Tran Dong A said that he has petitioned transplants on kids many times yet his efforts failed. He said the government should allow brain-dead children can donate their organs because organs of a kid will be more suitable for other kids than that of an adult.
Being a hospital which carry out tens of transplants annually, Director of Cho Ray Hospital Nguyen Truong Son said the hospital has cooperated with organ transplant associations in the world and in Australia.
The National Coordination Center for Organ Transplantation said the country has 15 infirmaries that are allowed to perform transplantation but not many people agree to donate their organ.

By THANH SON - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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