On June 8, Hue Central Hospital said that the health of two patients who received a kidney transplant at the same time from a brain-dead donor had stabilized and made good progress. They received a kidney transplant on day 5-6 and had urine at the operating table after the transplant.
The surgical team said goodbye to the donor before the surgery to remove the kidney to transplant to another person.
According to Hue Central Hospital, this is the first post-mortem organ donation in the Central – Central Highlands region, opening the hope of contributing to changing the view and perspective on post-mortem organ donation so that patients can Organ failure can be lifesaving.
The kidney donor is a 33-year-old male patient, living in Hue City, suffering from a serious illness that requires treatment at Hue Central Hospital in a state of deep coma and requiring mechanical ventilation, with a prognosis of death. On June 3, the Organ Transplantation Coordination Department – Hue Central Hospital received this patient’s request for organ donation from his family.
The kidney was removed for transplantation to 2 other patients
The patient’s cousin is also one of the patients with end-stage chronic kidney disease, undergoing routine dialysis at Hue Central Hospital and waiting for the opportunity to receive a kidney transplant. Understanding the wishes of patients who need a kidney transplant, the family is willing to donate a kidney to save the life of their brother and other patients.
Kidney transplant surgery from a brain-dead donor
The kidney transplant committee of Hue Central Hospital held a meeting to select a patient receiving a kidney from the transplant waiting list and with the appropriate index. At the time of kidney transplant for these two patients, at the same time, the medical team – doctors arranged to see off the kidney donor to his parents and family. At the moment of farewell, everyone was choked with emotion and grateful for the heart of the donor’s family when they had overcome the barrier of the concept of “dead intact” of many people in the Central region.
Hue Central Hospital said that July 31, 2001 was a milestone marking the hospital’s 21-year organ transplant journey since the first kidney transplant from a mother donating to her son. Both mother and child are still living and working normally, with stable health. Since then, the hospital has performed more than 1,200 kidney transplants, but the source of donated organs is still from living donors.
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