Three babies given potentially contaminated donor tissue from cancer patient

Queensland Health has launched an independent review to investigate the 'unacceptable' clinical breach

Three babies and a young adult received potentially contaminated donor tissue from a cancer patient following an “unacceptable” breach in protocol, according to Queensland Health authorities.

Hospital chart

The revelations were made on Friday during an announcement of an independent review into the Queensland Heart Valve Bank.

Queensland Health director-general Michael Walsh said the clinical breach occurred at the Metro South Hospital and Health Service (HHS) when heart valve and cardiac tissue grafts from a patient with gliosarcoma, a malignant form of brain