Some 3,500 people register to donate organs Health

Some 3,500 people register to donate organs

Up to 3,542 people nationwide have registered to donate their organs and tissue after they die as by December 31, 2015, according to the National Centre for Coordinating Human Organ Transplants.
Health Ministry calls for organ donation Health

Health Ministry calls for organ donation

The Health Ministry and the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee has launched an organ donation campaign to meet high patient demand for organ transplants.
Organ donations could save thousands Health

Organ donations could save thousands

Demand for body organs for life-saving transplants in Vietnam is high but supplies are low. This is because hundreds of people with terminal ailments - or their relatives - refuse to agree to donate vital body parts, such as heart, kidneys or liver.
Health

Three more organ transplants successful

Doctors from the Vietnam-Germany Friendship Hospital have successfully performed two kidney and one liver transplants to save the lives of three patients suffering from fatal diseases.
First eye bank debuts in Hanoi Health

First eye bank debuts in Hanoi

Health Minister Nguyen Quoc Trieu cut a ribbon to debut an eye bank under t he Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology (VNIO) in Hanoi on March 30.
Society

Da Nang hosts conference on blindness

More than 600 domestic ophthalmologists and their overseas colleagues discussed measures to combat blindness-related diseases in Vietnam at a national conference that opened in central coastal Da Nang City on Sept. 9.