The law on donation, removal and transplantation of human tissues and organs and donation and recovery of cadavers has been effective from 2006, creating a legal corridor and providing life chances for many people suffering from serious diseases. However, organ donation and transplantation for children still face many barriers because of unreasonable regulations.
Vietnamese surgeons have performed successful liver transplantation conducted in a baby younger than 1 year old and underweight.
Though more Vietnamese people have registered to donate their organs after death, there has been lack of organ sources for transplant surgeries, said Director of the Vietnam National Coordinating Center for Human Organ Transplantation Professor Trinh Hong Son at an international seminar on organ transplant yesterday.
Thousands of people have registered to donate their organs in 2018 after a little girl agreed to give her cornea after death.