Prof Anthony Warrens
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Kidney deaths: Transplant experts to look at 'lessons'

UK transplant experts are to meet to see what lessons can be learnt after two men died after being given kidneys infected with a meningitis-causing parasitic worm.

Robert "Jim" Stuart and Darren Hughes died after being given the organs at Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales.

A coroner at an inquest into the deaths recorded a narrative verdict.

Prof Anthony Warrens, president of the British Transplantation Society, said the case had been "very unusual".

But he said the transplant community was "responding very rapidly... so that lessons can be learnt from this tragic case".

  • 04 Dec 2014
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