The National Organ Transplant Coordination Center today launched organ donation movement on the occasion.
According to the National Organ Transplant Coordination Center, up to 16,000 people are waiting for kidney, liver, heart transplant operations and more than 6,000 people need corneal transplants.
The Central Hue Hospital started its first kidney transplant surgery in 2001 and it has performed one heart transplant in 2012 and around 200 other organs transplants by 2014. By 2015, it set up organ transplant coordination center.
By August, 2019, the hospital carried out nearly 800 kidney transplants, four heart transplants and one heart-lung transplant operation as well as sever corneal transplants.
Additionally, the infirmary has connected with the national center to carry out national cross-over transplantation and encouraged people to donate organs after brain death.