‘I’m the first to go’: Kidney transplant surgery, a baby girl
A kidney transplant surgery girl, who had a successful baby girl, has undergone a surgery at the Namjoon Hospital in Seoul.
The operation took place on Friday.
The surgery girl was born to a father and a mother who had lost their lives when the baby girl was stillborn.
The girl was also the first kidney transplant operation girl to have a successful birth, according to a hospital spokesperson.
In January, the surgery girl underwent a heart transplant surgery in the hospital’s operating theatre.
The procedure took place in December, a month after her surgery.
Kim Ji-seok, the operation girl’s father, said his wife is “very happy” after her kidney transplant, adding, “It’s very exciting.”
According to the Korean Central News Agency, the girl’s mother, who lost her life when the surgery was carried out, is “feeling better and better.”
The hospital is one of the few in South Korea that has kidney transplants performed on live animals.
The Namjoun hospital is the first of the country’s medical facilities to have transplants of organs from live animals in recent years.
The hospital said the girl is receiving a total of three organs and three stem cells.
It said she will be able to be discharged in three months.
The girl’s operation will be followed by the surgery of her baby girl.