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Patient dead after blood transfusion of wrong blood type

Patient dead after blood transfusion

HAZLETON, Pa. - A patient at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton is dead after an apparent botched blood transfusion.

According to the Luzerne County Coroner on January 26, Deborah Davis was given the wrong blood type during a procedure.

Davis then went into cardiac arrest and died.

Lehigh Valley Health Network officials say they cannot release any details on the case but say they reviewed their protocols and have made adjustments to ensure safety.


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