Viet Duc Hospital has implemented successfully a liver transplant for a 74-year-old patient – the oldest among those who got liver transplant in Vietnam to date.

Director Nguyen Tien Quyet of the Hanoi-based hospital said that the patient health was in good recovery after a seven-hour operation on May 6.

Liver donor was the patient's relative who was 40 years old.

The cost for an organ transplant in Vietnam is 200-230 million VND (10,000 - 11,000 USD), about two or three times lower than other countries.-VNA