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Spanish girl undergo successful operation to transplant intestine

La Paz Hospital in Madrid announced that a one year old Spanish girl underwent the world's first successful operation to transplant an intestine from a donor who died from a heart failure. The hospital added in a statement, "The baby has now been released and is in excellent condition at home with her parents."

Spain is one of the world's leading countries in organ transplantation, with more than 102 operations per million people taking place in 2021, a rate that only the United States has exceeded, according to data from the Spanish Ministry of Health.

Baby Emma was diagnosed with intestinal failure when she was just one month old because her intestines were too short, and her health rapidly deteriorated until she underwent a multi-viscera transplant.

Apart from intestines, Emma also got a liver, stomach, spleen and pancreas.


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