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Bone Graft Not Screened For Infections

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A woman has just discovered she has syphilis a month after her hospital told her that tissue used in her bone graft may not have been screened for infectious disease. The full story is reported by Newsday. This New York story may well reach into Florida.

In October, the FDA notified hospitals across the country, including North Shore LIJ, about allegations that Biomedical Tissue Services of Fort Lee, N.J., had purchased body parts stolen by English Brothers Funeral Home from Brooklyn graveyards.

Biomedical is accused of passing those parts along to five tissue banks located in Georgia, Texas, New Jersey and two in Florida, which re-sold them to hospitals.

A woman has just discovered she has syphilis a month after her hospital told her that tissue used in her bone graft may not have been screened for infectious disease. The full story is reported by Newsday. This New York story may well reach into Florida.

In October, the FDA notified hospitals across the country, including North Shore LIJ, about allegations that Biomedical Tissue Services of Fort Lee, N.J., had purchased body parts stolen by English Brothers Funeral Home from Brooklyn graveyards.

Biomedical is accused of passing those parts along to five tissue banks located in Georgia, Texas, New Jersey and two in Florida, which re-sold them to hospitals.