June 30, 2022

Patients given HIV-infected organs

One of Taiwan’s best hospitals has admitted that organs infected with HIV were mistakenly transplanted into 5 patients after a hospital worker misheard the donor’s test results by telephone.

One of Taiwan’s best hospitals has admitted that organs infected with HIV were mistakenly transplanted into 5 patients after a hospital worker misheard the donor’s test results by telephone. The staffer heard “non-reactive” instead of “reactive”. The transplants were not double-checked, and the patients are likely to contract HIV. ~ AP, Aug 30

Patients given HIV-infected organs
Jared Yee
HIV
organ donation
organ transplantation
organ transplants
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