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Advice concerning organ donation and H1N1

Best practice
Abstract: 
As the incidence of Swine Flu increases in the population, there is a risk that organ donors may be infected, or have infection suspected. In general, organs from potential donors should be offered. The decision to accept and use an organ for transplantation lies with the implanting surgeon with local microbiological advice (in conjunction with informed consent from the recipient).
Authors: 
Department of Health
Category: 
Control
Prevention