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    Vietnam successfully grafts skin from brain-dead donor

    BERNAMA – Ho Chi Minh City’s Cho Ray Hospital became the first hospital in the country to successfully performed skin transplant from a brain-dead donor.

    According to Vietnam news agency (VNA), the recipient a 27-year-old male patient ”LVT” from southern province of Dong Thap, suffered a 50 per cent of third-degree burns on the whole body.

    The hospital said on Thursday that after the transplant, the patient was discharged from the hospital in the second week. It is the first time this technique has been successfully performed in Vietnam.

    On October 11, the Human Organ Transplantation Coordinating Unit at Cho Ray Hospital received information about voluntary organ donation from the mother of a 38-year-old male patient, hospitalised because of a severe cerebral hemorrhage and brain dead, VNA reported.

    His family decided to share his live body parts to save those suffering from serious diseases.

    When examining the functional status of the donor’s organs, the unit received one heart, two kidneys, two corneas, and skin. These organs have been used for transplanting to six patients, it added.

    Doctors at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City perform a skin graft from a brain-dead donor. PHOTO: VIETNAM NEWS/ANN
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