HIV-POSITIVE ORGAN TRANSPLANT

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(0831 CR M06)HIV-POSITIVE ORGAN TRANSPLANTDATELINE: Aug 31, 2011LENGTH: 00:02:07PKGINTROThe Taipei prosecutors office Tuesday began probing a case in which local hospitals unknowingly used organs from an HIV-positive donor in five transplant surgeries.China Report has the latest.PKGA spokesman with the prosecutors office says the case could be an indictable offense based on the local HIV Infection Control and Patients Right Protection Act. An article of the act requires medical institutions to conduct HIV tests before proceeding with any organ or tissue transplant. The prosecutors office has asked relevant health authorities to provide all pertinent data and information they have regarding these transplant procedures, as hospitals are obligated to inform health authorities of organ donation and transplant cases.The spokesman says if the transplant results in any of the organ recipients being infected with HIV, those involved in the case will be considered in violation of the law. He sa Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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