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Two fathers die from infected kidneys

25 November 2014


The donor's kidneys had been rejected by six other hospitals before they were accepted by University Hospital of Wales

Two fathers from Wales have died after receiving kidneys from a diseased donor.

The donor, a homeless alcoholic, had died of meningoencephalitis. His kidneys had been rejected by six other hospitals before they were accepted by University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, who were unaware that the organs has been rejected by other hospitals. [Metro, 18 November]

Rhoslyn Thomas, SPUC's youth and education officer, born and raised in Wales, said: "This incident raises concerns about the ability of the organ transplant system in Wales to protect patients. Serious ethical and safety concerns were raised by SPUC during the passage of the Human Transplantation (Wales) bill last year.

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