By: Cheng Che-fon, Stanley Chueng and Elaine Hou
Taipei, Jan. 13 (CNA) The liver of a Hong Kong woman who was
pronounced brain dead has been successfully transplanted into a Taiwanese patient, the hospital that performed the transplant surgery in Taiwan said Wednesday.
The organ was donated to a patient in Taiwan because there was no suitable recipient in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Hospital Authority said Tuesday.
After the Hong Kong Hospital Authority obtained the consent of the donor’s family and the approval of Hong Kong health authorities, the liver was delivered to a Taiwanese medical team at Hong Kong International Airport later Tuesday. [FULL STORY]