Marina patients receive syphilis-infected blood

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Health authorities are scrambling after the National Blood Transfusion Service allegedly supplied patients at Princess Marina Hospital with three units of syphilis-infected blood. The fault has been traced to a new system within the blood bank.

The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) recently sent three units of blood infected with syphilis to Princess Marina Hospital, after a mix-up involving a new system at the blood bank.

Correspondence leaked to Mmegi this week indicates that the referral hospital received three units of infected blood, which has already been given to unknown patient/s.

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