Doctors at HCM City’s Cho Ray Hospital perform transplants using organ taken from a brain- dead man. — Photo courtesy of Cho Ray Hospital (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) - Doctors in Ho Chi Minh City’s Cho Ray Hospital successfully performed organ transplants for five persons using organs from a brain-dead donor on April 20.

On April 4 the 43-year-old donor was admitted to Dong Nai General Hospital in critical condition following a traffic accident in Long Thanh district.

The man had suffered a traumatic brain injury, and doctors said death was imminent.

Since he had expressed a desire to donate his organs and his family wanted to make his wish come true, doctors called the organ transplant coordination unit at Cho Ray, said Ngo Duc Tuan, Director of Dong Nai General Hospital.

On April 5 a crew of doctors and nurses from Cho Ray went to Dong Nai Hospital to collect the organs and performed the transplants the same night.

The heart went to a 46-year-old woman from Binh Thuan province, kidneys to a 27-year-old woman from Long An province and a 44-year-old woman from HCM City, and corneas to two other women.

It was the third heart transplant done at the hospital, and doctors from Hanoi’s Viet Duc Hospital assisted, Nguyen Thai An, head of Cho Ray’s cardiovascular surgery department, said.

All the recipients are stable, he said.-VNA