Tuesday , March 28 2023

City hospitals get software to manage organ procurement, transplant


Doctors at Chợ Rẫy Hospital perform an organ transplant. Photo courtesy of the hospital

HCM CITY — Chợ Rẫy Hospital in HCM City in co-ordination with Thống Nhất Hospital and the Children’s Hospital No.2 on Thursday launched the country’s first ever software for organ donation, management, allocation, and transplant.

The software was developed through a city Department of Science and Technology research project at the three hospitals, Dr Dư Thị Ngọc Thu, head of Chợ Rẫy’s unit for co-ordinating human organ transplants, said.

The system contains data on the waiting list to receive organs, donation and matching and transplantation, she told a press briefing on Thursday.

Dr Nguyễn Tri Thức, director of  Chợ Rẫy Hospital, said organ donation and transplantation are complex processes requiring transparency and collaboration in donation, allocation and transplantation to ensure the right patient gets the right organ.

The use of information technology would ensure the best use of organs and transparency in the entire donation and transplantation process, he added.

According to the hospital, of the limited donation of organs in Việt Nam 94.1 per cent comes from living people and 5.9 per cent from deceased people. —VNS










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