28 Aug '11, 12pm

Taiwan's health authorities probing HIV organ transplant

Taiwan's health authorities probing HIV organ transplant

Taiwan's health authorities said on Sunday they are investigating a case of 'critical medical negligence' that led to five patients receiving organs from an HIV positive donor. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan's health authorities said on Sunday they are investigating a case of 'critical medical negligence' that led to five patients receiving organs from an HIV positive donor. 'The National Taiwan University Hospital is required to come up with a detailed report before the end of Tuesday,' Wang Je-chau, a spokesman for the Department of Health, told AFP, referring to the hospital where four of the five transplant operations were performed on Thursday. The family of a 38-year-old man, surnamed Chiu, decided to donate his organs after he fell to his death in northern Hsinchu city last week. Medical technicians performing standard blood tests found that Chiu was HIV po...

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