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Life-saving transplants delayed as coronavirus patients fill beds – The Independent

Exclusive: Several major organ transplant centres across England forced to suspend operations because of redeployment and strain on intensive care capacity

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Patients are missing out on potentially life-saving organ transplant surgery because hospital intensive care beds are filled by coronavirus patients, The Independent has learnt.
Major organ transplant centres in London, as well as the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, have been forced to close their doors to transplant cases because of a lack of beds, the increased risk to patients, and the need to redeploy doctors and nurses to the coronavirus front…

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