Donor liver flown from Riga to Vilnius for transplant

  • 2020-06-17
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff
VILNIUS - A donor liver was flown by a Lithuanian border guard helicopter from Riga to Vilnius for a transplant operation on Wednesday, the State Border Guard Service (VSAT) said.   The Lithuanian National Transplant Bureau asked the service for help.  A person in a Riga hospital was diagnosed with brain death and his family gave consent for organ donation. No suitable recipient for the liver transplant was found in Latvia and the organ was offered to Lithuanian recipients, according to the bureau. As helicopters could ...
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