The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the collection and cleaning of all human tissues for use in transplants in the United States. More than a million people receive a transplant of human tissue each year in the United States alone.
Examples of transplants that could potentially result in a dangerous product claim include:
- Dental implants
- Blood vessel parts
- Bone marrow
- Bone grafts
- Skin grafts
- Heart valves
- Tendon or cartilage
- Replacement organs (e.g., heart, lung, kidney, intestines, liver and pancreas)
You or a loved one may be one of thousands of Americans who received a tainted bone or tissue transplant from a tissue-services company that is said to have illegally forged documentation, harvested body parts and distributed the tissues to several tissue banks in the United States.
FDA Tissue Recall for Georgia Human Tissue-Service Company
In 2002, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall of most tissue/bone products released from CryoLife human tissue service company after an investigation conducted by the Center for Disease Control determined that half of the transplant infection cases in the country were from bone and tissue released from CryoLife.
FDA Issued Tainted Tissue Warning to Doctors
In 2006, the FDA sent out a recommendation to all physicians to inform their human tissue/bone transplant patients that they are at an increased risk to have contracted an infectious disease from tainted bone and tissue transplant products and also, should be tested for:
- Bacterial infection
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) forms 1 and 2
- Hepatitis (B and C)
- Fungal infection
- Other infectious diseases
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