First successful liver transplant done on a minor

In Mexico, despite the health emergency, this family received good news

Today, the Mexican Institute of Social Security informed that specialists in Jalisco performed the first liver transplant registered in Mexico during the health emergency by COVID-19 to 2 year old Rodrigo.

The minor successfully received a segment of his mother's liver.

This procedure took place in the Unidad Medica de Alta Especialidad (UMAE) of Pediatrics in Jalisco. Under the precise care and necessary hygiene and safety measures.

"We are very proud to belong to an institution in which, through cooperation and many wills, this objective was achieved and Rodrigo's life was saved," said Dr. Ortiz Galvan, Coordinator of Medical Programs of Conation and Transplants of IMSS.

For her part, the child's mother commented the following to IMSS doctors "Feel great because you save lives, give back opportunity, give back peace to a home, love, happiness, and that is priceless".

The mother and Rodrigo can be seen leaving the Social Security clinic in the company of her husband, father of the child.

Related video: Rodrigo's parents in interview for IMSS


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