PSNews - After 25 years, Vietnam began transplanting liver in 2004, heart in 2010, kidney-pancreas in 2014, and lung in 2017.
According to Director of the Vietnam Military Medical University Do Quyet, organ transplantation is one of the greatest achievements of the medical sector.
Currently, organ transplantation has become a popular and effective treatment for end-stage diseases, saving lives and improving life quality for many patients.
The first organ transplantation was conducted in 1952. Today, transplantation techniques have developed remarkably. Organ transplantation helps extend patients' live: over 30 years for a kidney transplant; over 25 years for a liver transplant and more than 20 years for a heart transplant.
The first success in kidney transplant in Vietnam was made by the Military Medical University on June 4, 1992, marking the start of a new medical subject in Vietnam - organ transplantation.
After 25 years, Vietnam began transplanting liver in 2004, heart in 2010, kidney-pancreas in 2014, and lung in 2017. Today, 18 hospitals have been qualified for organ transplantation in Vietnam
Mr. Do Quyet also shared that, in order to develop this sector, Vietnam should continuously invest in and increase traditional organ transplants while applying new technologies, raising funds for organ transplantation, and improving expertise for specialists. By Linh Bui