U of M Continues Transplants Despite Air Tragedy

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

University of Michigan officials say they're continuing organ transplant surgeries despite a plane crash that killed six members of a Survival Flight team.

But a group that works closely with the transplant unit says the hospital may not perform any new lung transplants for a few days.

That's the word from Gift of Life of Michigan, which blood compatibility work for transplant recipients in the state of Michigan.

Its affiliate in Wisconsin was in contact with the university on Monday's aborted organ transplant, in which the six people coming back with the organ crashed in Lake Michigan.

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