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3Novices:After record wait, Hong Kong boy, 11, gets new heart from teen donor

The city’s surgical experts have given a new life to an 11-year-old heart transplant patient, the youngest in the Asia Pacific region to use a mechanical heart pump.
Due to the low rate of organ donation in Hong Kong, the boy, Tang Kai-him, had relied on the life-saving device for more than 40 weeks, another record, before he finally received a heart from a teenage donor and underwent a successful operation last Monday at Queen Mary Hospital.
“I’m happy … thank you,”…
June 19, 2017 at 12:14PM http://ift.tt/2sJfJuk
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