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PETALING JAYA – Baharudin Ayob was on the verge of giving up all hope after attempts to get a new life-saving liver failed and the prospects of him surviving for long got slimmer.

It was then that, on October 9, doctors at Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) where he was being treated identified an organ donor who was about to die in the same hospital.

Presented with this opportunity to get the much needed liver transplant, Baharudin, 54, accepted it without hesitation.

The procedure was conducted successfully the very next day.

The former oil palm harvester from Muar is now recuperating after being transferred to a normal ward last Sunday.

Besides being the first deceased donor liver transplantation (DDLT) performed at UMMC, the surgery means the hospital is also the second DDLT centre in the country after Hospital Selayang.

Assoc Prof Dr Yoong Boon Koon, head of UMMC’s surgery division and a liver transplant surgeon, described the event as a miracle.

“On October 9, we identified an organ donor in UMMC’s intensive care unit,” he told The Vibes.

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