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April 16, 2021

Criminal charges after wrong blood type used for transfusion at CF2 Clinical Hospital

On Monday, the Bucharest District 1 Court’s Prosecutor’s Office started a probe into negligence causing bodily harm, after the wrong blood type was used for a transfusion at the CF2 Clinical Hospital in Bucharest on July 26.

According to the prosecutors’ communique, after she underwent gynaecological surgery, a woman was given blood transfusion with the wrong blood type. The woman is currently off life support at the University Hospital, but she continues to be in a fairly severe condition, Agerpres informs.

The documents put at the disposal of the Bucharest Public Health Directorate (DSP) show that a nurse gave the patient a blood transfusion with the ‘AB4 positive’ blood type, despite the fact that the patient’s blood type was ‘O positive.’ Around one hour and a half after surgery, the first signs of haemorrhagic shock and haematuria were seen.

Moreover, the health inspectors’ investigation has showed that the hospital’s blood transfusion unit is not legally authorised, there is no procedure for determining the patient’s blood type and the registries and records of pre-transfusion blood tests are not complete.

Following the verifications, the hospital was fined RON 30,000. Inspectors have also ordered the expediting of measures to get the blood transfusion unit certified within 15 days’ time.

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