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May 18, 1991 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Health officials continued to search Friday for 50 or more transplant recipients who may have received organs, tissue or bone grafts from a donor whose infection with the AIDS virus had gone undetected. While the potential danger of AIDS infection from organ transplants is not unknown, this is believed to be the largest number of patients affected by a single donor, federal health officials said.
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May 19, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
An organ transplant company reported Saturday that two people who received tissue from an AIDS-infected man have preliminarily tested positive for the deadly virus. A spokesman for LifeNet Transplantation Services, the agency that distributed the man's tissue and organs, said the two had received particularly risky "fresh-frozen" tissue grafts, which were not treated with alcohol for fear that the chemical might kill the cells. A third recipient has been identified and will be tested, he said.
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May 19, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
An organ transplant company reported Saturday that two people who received tissue from an AIDS-infected man have preliminarily tested positive for the deadly virus. A spokesman for LifeNet Transplantation Services, the agency that distributed the man's tissue and organs, said the two had received particularly risky "fresh-frozen" tissue grafts, which were not treated with alcohol for fear that the chemical might kill the cells. A third recipient has been identified and will be tested, he said.
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May 18, 1991 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Health officials continued to search Friday for 50 or more transplant recipients who may have received organs, tissue or bone grafts from a donor whose infection with the AIDS virus had gone undetected. While the potential danger of AIDS infection from organ transplants is not unknown, this is believed to be the largest number of patients affected by a single donor, federal health officials said.
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May 20, 1991 | Associated Press
An organ-transplant service Sunday reported the first negative AIDS test for a patient who received tissue from a donor who likely contracted the virus shortly before he was slain in 1985. Three recipients of organs from the donor have died of AIDS, and three others who got tissue from him have tested positive for the disease. More than 40 other recipients of tissue from the man are being tested.
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May 25, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Efforts to check patients who received tissue or organs from an AIDS-infected donor have found 11 of the recipients test negative for the deadly virus, three test positive and three have died of AIDS, a transplant center said. LifeNet Transplant Services of Virginia Beach, Va.
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May 4, 1993 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
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