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'No failure' when parasitic worm kidneys were transplanted

A surgeon made 'no failures' when he decided to use two kidneys which were infected with a parasitic worm in organ transplants for two men, a Coroner has said.

Cardiff Coroner's Court heard the organs implanted in Darren Hughes and Robert 'Jim' Stuart had been rejected by several other hospitals before they were eventually used.

The two men died shortly after their operations, with a post-mortem pointing to an infection caused by the parasitic worm Halicephalobus.

Although doctors at the time had no idea the rare parasite was present, before these cases it had only been recorded in five humans.

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Hospital 'used previously rejected kidney' in transplant

The family of a man who died weeks from an infection after a kidney "couldn't understand" why the hospital that treated him used an organ refused by other hospitals, an inquest has heard.

ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports from an inquest into the deaths of Robert Stuart and Darren Hughes, who received allegedly infected donor kidneys at the University Hospital of South Wales.

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