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Vietnamese family donate beloved teenage son’s organs after road crash death

Vietnamese family donate beloved teenage son’s organs after road crash death

Wednesday, February 03, 2021, 19:07 GMT+7
Vietnamese family donate beloved teenage son’s organs after road crash death
This supplied photo shows Hoang Van Phong’s parents saying their last goodbye to their 19-year-old son at Viet Duc University Hospital in Hanoi.

Putting their mental pain aside, a family in Kon Tum Province, located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region, have decided to donate their teenage son’s heart, liver, kidneys, and corneas for medical purposes after the boy passed away due to serious injuries in a traffic accident lat last month.

Hoang Van Phong, 19, was severely injured in a road crash on January 28.

Phong’s parents made different attempts to save their son by bringing him to Ngoc Hoi Regional General Hospital and Kon Tum General Hospital in their hometown, as well as 211 Military Hospital in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai.

Although doctors at the three hospitals explained that there was barely any chance to save Phong, his family did not give up.

Phong’s parents spent 18 hours transferring him about 1,300km to Viet Duc University Hospital in Hanoi, where he received intensive care for 24 hours, as a last resort.

However, no miracle happened as Phong’s parents lost their beloved son forever.

In the pain of losing their grown-up son, the parents made an exceptional decision that few people could do in a similar situation -- to donate their son’s organs to save the sick who are waiting for help to continue their life.

With the family’s approval, doctors on Monday saved the heart, liver, and two kidneys of Phong for transplantation for four patients while his two corneas were sent to Vietnam’s Eye Bank.

“Doctors tried their best to save my child, but no miracle happened for Phong," said Nguyen Thi Yen, Phong’s 40-year-old mother.

"I only hope that his organs can save others.”

Viet Duc University Hospital is the largest organ transplantation and coordination center in Vietnam. 

Over the years, the hospital has performed five lung transplants, 36 heart transplants, 92 liver transplants, and nearly 1,100 kidney transplants, with thousands of people having been saved.

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