Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City announced on Thursday its recent successful transplantation of skin from a brain-dead donor, the first transplant of its kind in Vietnam.
L.V.T., a 27-year-old male patient hailing from the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, who suffered from third-degree burns of the whole body, was the recipient.
The patient was discharged from the hospital two weeks after the procedure.
It is the first time this technique has been successfully performed in Vietnam.
The donor was D.Q.H., a 38-year-old male patient, who was admitted to the hospital with severe cerebral hemorrhage and brain death.
On October 11, the Human Organ Transplantation Coordinating Unit at Cho Ray Hospital received information about voluntary organ donation from H.’s mother.
His mother, his wife, and his family suppressed their pain to support him to fulfill his last wish of sharing live body parts to save those suffering from serious diseases.
After 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 transplants in six patients.