by VR Sreeraman on  September 5, 2006 at 7:24 PM Indian Health News
Four Die Due to Multiple Organ Failure after Blood Transfusion
Gujarat: At least four people have died due to the multiple organ failure and suspected infection after blood transfusion in Rajkot, Gujarat officials said Monday.

The four people, admitted in different private hospitals of Rajkot, 230 km from here, died in the past two days after blood, brought from a blood bank, was transfused to them, the officials said here.

The blood bank was closed down Sunday and the blood samples taken from it were sent to the Food and Drug Department's laboratory in Vadodara.

"Four women have died after transfusion, but the exact cause of their death will be known only after the lab investigation is over," said Amit Hapani, president of the Rajkot chapter of the Indian Medical Association.

According to the Rajkot Municipal Corporation's health department head M.N. Bhanderi, there was no mismatch in blood but it might have been affected because of some problem with preservation chemicals.

Source: IANS

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