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This a truly a sad story...after ...

Posted Nov 10 2008 4:22pm

This a truly a sad story...after the long wait for an organ...BD 

First, you're diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, and then you wait months and months on the UNOS list (along with about 100,000 other Americans) for an organ. But your case is rare; you actually get the transplant you need. Hurray! Unless you're one of four transplant recipients in Chicago whose new organs gave them HIV and hepatitis C. This is the first time in more than 20 years that donor organs have transmitted the virus.

The donor organs were tested for these and other diseases, but the tests were negative, "most likely because the donor had acquired the infections in the last three weeks before death," according to the Trib.

Chicagoist: HIV Transmitted By Organ Donation at Three Chicago Hospitals

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