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SGH is first in South-east Asia to perform living donor liver transplant involving incompatible blood groups

Singapore General Hospital has carried out South-east Asia's first liver transplant involving a living donor and incompatible blood groups.

Human protein being used to grow new skin for burn patients in faster method

Local researchers are one step closer to creating a safer and faster method to grow human skin for skin grafts for burn patients.

New cord blood technique offers hope

A new treatment technique for cord blood transplants could offer patients with diseases such as blood cancers a lower risk of infection and higher likelihood of surviving the transplant, if a trial being conducted proves successful.

In The News

SGH working to raise awareness of living donor transplants

​In January this year, Ms Lai Yoke Ling's life changed when she became the 1,000th patient at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) to undergo a kidney transplant from a deceased donor, nearly 50 years after the hospital performed the nation's first such procedure back in 1970.

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Getting a new heart and a new lease of life

​Just three months after his first heart attack in November 2014, Mr Mohamed Rezal Yusof suffered a second one – this time more severe and eventually putting him on the waiting list for a transplant. While the first heart attack was managed with blood thinning medication as doctors did not detect any blockage in the arteries, the second one severely damaged his heart muscle.

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