Transplant organ fluid ‘contaminated’.

The solution used to preserve some donor organs could be contaminated with bacteria, the government says.

Viaspan preserves the liver, pancreas and bowel and is often used when organs are transported in the UK.

Tests have found bacteria, Bacillus cereus, in the solution that is used to test the sterility of viaspan.

It is now being investigated if viaspan is contaminated too, but doctors are still being advised to continue using it until alternatives can be found.

These are major procedures which carry severe risks and complications.  Now this????

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