Medical centre recalls potentially infected body parts

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 17 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:356
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. Nebraska

    A Texas medical centre has issued a recall of body parts it sent out to some 60 research centres across the United States, warning that it cannot ensure that the tissues were properly tested for infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis.

    The recall affects cadaveric unembalmed body parts donated to the University of Texas's medicalbranch at Galveston under its willed body programme between November 2000 and …

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