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Wa-Z
11-13-2007, 11:46 AM
Unbelievable...

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,311220,00.html

Organ Donor Infects Four Transplant Patients With AIDS Virus, First Infection in Thirteen Years

Tuesday , November 13, 2007

AP
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An organ donor infected four transplant patients with the AIDS virus in what a donor group says is the first such transmission in the U.S. in 13 years.

The transplants occurred in January at three Chicago hospitals. The patients infected with HIV and the virus for hepatitis C did not learn of their status until the last two weeks, according to medical officials.

Dr. Michael Millis, chief of the transplantation program at the University of Chicago Hospitals, said his staff was told of the problem on Nov. 1, and brought in the two patients who had transplants there for testing the next morning.

"It was very surprising and devastating for them, I'll be honest, just as it would be for any of us," Millis said.

Tests on the donor for HIV, hepatitis and other conditions came back negative, most likely because the donor had acquired the infections in the last three weeks before death. Personal details about the donor were not released by medical official officials, who cited privacy laws.

Based on the negative test results, doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Rush University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center went ahead with the transplants, based on the negative test results.

The right procedures were followed in testing the donor, said Alison Smith, vice president for operations at Gift of Hope.

Joel Newman, a spokesman for the United Network for Organ Sharing, said the last known example of HIV being transmitted from a donor to a recipient was in 1994.

Millis said he thinks the process can be improved but may never be completely failproof.

"The organ supply is extraordinarily safe, but this has demonstrated that it's not 100 percent safe and it is never going to be 100 percent safe, at least with technology we have today," Millis said.

Gonzo
11-13-2007, 11:50 AM
What's the big deal? I thought they found a cure.

FAX
11-13-2007, 11:53 AM
Jesus. This is terrible.

So, you can contract HIV just prior to death and test negative? They need a better test.

FAX

Wa-Z
11-13-2007, 11:53 AM
What's the big deal? I thought they found a cure.

There is no cure for aids.

StcChief
11-13-2007, 11:53 AM
Donor died of AIDS and know one that that his donor organs would have issues?

No wonder the Medical community is FU

MIAdragon
11-13-2007, 11:54 AM
wow just when you thought they gave you life, they gave you just enough time to really experience hell. Poor bastards.

MIAdragon
11-13-2007, 11:55 AM
Donor died of AIDS and know one that that his donor organs would have issues?

No wonder the Medical community is FU

Read again.

"Tests on the donor for HIV, hepatitis and other conditions came back negative, most likely because the donor had acquired the infections in the last three weeks before death."

Demonpenz
11-13-2007, 01:34 PM
reminds me of the scrubs when dr cox gives all those organs to different patients and then it turns out the person that died had rabies and all those patents died. Then J.D. went on to have woman troubles and turk and carla fought about the fake dog

Pushead2
11-13-2007, 01:45 PM
Read again.

"Tests on the donor for HIV, hepatitis and other conditions came back negative, most likely because the donor had acquired the infections in the last three weeks before death."
:shake:

Bump
11-13-2007, 02:16 PM
Read again.

"Tests on the donor for HIV, hepatitis and other conditions came back negative, most likely because the donor had acquired the infections in the last three weeks before death."

maybe he knew he was gonna die and went on a prostitute spree :shrug:

MIAdragon
11-13-2007, 02:17 PM
maybe he knew he was gonna die and went on a prostitute spree :shrug:

Or he killed himself when he found out he was +

Rain Man
11-13-2007, 02:51 PM
I hope this wasn't Jim, the dead guy in my jaw.

bobbything
11-13-2007, 02:54 PM
If it's the most common form of HIV, then these people can live out their lives with the infection without the fear of it developing. Very few strands of HIV develop into AIDS anymore.

Gonzo
11-13-2007, 02:57 PM
There is no cure for aids.


*AHEM*


http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=173854&highlight=Cure

Skip Towne
11-13-2007, 02:58 PM
I hope this wasn't Jim, the dead guy in my jaw.
I thought it was Heather.

Ultra Peanut
11-13-2007, 06:08 PM
http://www.wegotussomemedicalwaste.com/

I only trust the best.

Rain Man
11-13-2007, 08:12 PM
I thought it was Heather.

Heather was my fantasy dead person in my jaw, but the real dead person in my jaw is rock-solid Jim. I think you're much better off with a dead Jim in your jaw than a dead Heather, especially if you're a guy.