Health Ministry launches movement to encourage people in organ donation

The Ministry of Health and Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee and media yesterday in Opera Hose in Hanoi organized a program" Khi su song duoc se chia" ( When life is shared) and launched the movement to donate human organs.
Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said that currently the country has thousands of people who are struggling for survival everyday to wait for kidney, heart and liver transplants, adding that organ transplants donated by brain dead patients in past years benefited many people
On the occasion, Health Minister lauded and gave health insurance cards and Medals for People Health to 10 people who are willing to donate their organs to save others.
Expecting more people to donate their organs the Minister launched the movement on organ donation after dead, adding that thanks to organ donation more people suffering kidney or liver failure could be cured and be healthy again to be a useful citizen for the society.
By October 2015, the country conducted 1,116 kidney transplants, 48 liver transplants, 13 heart transplants, 1 kidney - pancreatic transplant, and around 1,400 cornea transplants. While the country has 6,0000 people suffering from chronic kidney failure; 1,500 having liver problem and around 300,000 blind people because of cornea diseases need transplants and hundreds of people are waiting for heart and lung transplants.

By Quoc Khanh - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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