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Covid-19: Kidneys being turned down for transplant surgeries in NI – BBC News

NI’s chief medical officer apologies and says “difficult decisions have had to made” over Covid-19.



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image captionThe chief medical officer said pressures on the health service meant “difficult decisions have had to be made”
Organs from deceased donors have been regularly turned down instead of being used for life-saving transplantation because of Covid-19.
Demand for intensive care in Belfast City Hospital means there are no operating facilities available for kidney transplant surgery.
In November, the transplant service was suspended in NI because of the Covid-19 pressure on the health service….

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