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Hospital sorry after giving woman wrong heart in transplant blunder ...

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Establishing compatibility of the donor organ with the recipient is essential prior to an organ transplant procedure. This report comes via HongKong where a heart was inadvertently transplanted from a donor with a different blood group to the recipient.

 

Rejection can occur in any transplant surgery as the body treats the new organ as a foreign object, but the chances of rejection are much higher with an organ of incompatible blood type. Cardiologist Dr Duncan Ho Hung-kwong said because ...

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There are systems in place to prevent this type of event occurring. No doubt the case will be subject to a formal investigation.

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National Test Identifies Barriers to Organ Donation - Doctors Lounge

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National Test Identifies Barriers to Organ Donation. A national test of the Rapid Assessment of Hospital Procurement Barriers in Donation in the United States has identified specific barriers to organ donation and patient referral, according to a study published in the American Journal of Transplantation.

 

To ensure quality improvement in organ donation it appears that the processes for identifying and managing donors need to be incorporated into the fabric of hospitals..........

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Groups push for organ donation reform - The Daily Star

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Groups push for organ donation reform The Daily Star The recommendations include centralizing the country's organ and tissue donations under the National Organization for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation, an organization that works...
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News out of Lebanon on calls to formalise policies and processes that could underpin a more effective organ donation system within that country

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