Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh launches organ donation programme

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended a launching ceremony for a programme promoting organ donation at Vietnam – Germany Hospital in Hanoi on May 19 morning. In Vietnam, with a population of 100 million, only 10 brain-dead people donate organs each year, the lowest in the world. Organ and tissue transplant is an important task, especially for patients with chronic and fatal conditions like kidney failure and liver, heart, bone marrow, and corneal damage. Successfully performing organ transplants from brain-dead donors provides the opportunity to save many people’s lives.

Source: Vietnam News Agency