Taiwan Hospital Transplants Five HIV-Infected Organs
August 30, 2011
Last week in Taiwan, five transplant recipients received organs from a deceased HIV-infected donor due to a lapse in operating procedures, the Taipei-based National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) announced on its website over the weekend.
A Health Department team will investigate the transplants and decide on any penalties against NTUH, where four of the operations occurred, said Shih Chung-liang, a department official. One surgery, a heart transplant, was performed at the National Chengkung University Hospital (NCUH).
08.29.2011; Annie Huang
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