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First pediatric live donor liver transplant in DR

First Pediatric Live Donor Liver Transplant in DR

Raquel, 8 y/o with her parents after her transplant

Raquel, 8 y/o with her parents after her transplant

On September, FHA together with the Hospital General de la Plaza de la Salud (HGPS) team, performed the first pediatric live donor liver transplant in Dominican Republic (DR). After a more than a year training, and a pandemic in the way, the educational requirements were completed.

This resulted in Raquel's life being saved, in bringing hope to a whole family who had no other option, and in opening the doors for more transplants to occur at DR.

Just like in DR, FHA works every day to bring this possibility to more children with hepatic diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean. To support training in countries including El Salvador and Guatemala, please visit the link below and consider donating.  

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