Scientific publications

Contamination of tissue allografts from a deceased donor through haematic dissemination: a case study

Sep 1, 2009 | Magazine: Cell and Tissue Banking

Escribano Rey R.J., Vázquez García B.L., Alfonso Olmos-García M., San Julián Aranguren M.

Infection is one of the most dangerous complications that can be seen when implanting bone or tendon allografts from a deceased donor. The most common germs isolated are found among the cutaneous florae, but sometimes they may be present in the bloodstream as a result of severe injuries suffered before the time of the decease.

We present a case of contamination of allografts in a musculoskeletal tissue donor deceased after an accident, whose allografts were contaminated by gastrointestinal microorganisms, probably disseminated through the donor's blood.

CITATION  Cell Tissue Bank. 2010 Aug;11(3):295-8