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Subject Brain left in abdomen of a different corpse among UK’s mortuary failures
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The brain of a dead person was left in the abdominal cavity of another corpse in a mortuary blunder, new data reveals. The error was just one of hundreds of serious incidents in mortuaries that occurred over a three-year period.

An undertaker found the brain at Warwick Hospital. The alarming error was corrected immediately, according to a BBC Freedom of Information request to the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).

The data revealed there were 278 serious incidents in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from 2014 to 2016. Other errors included 89 corpses being damaged due to “human error or system failure” or body parts going missing. There were 13 occasions when organs were found by hospitals after bodies had been released to families.

The data also revealed that incorrect bodies have been released to families 36 times. Other incidents include human error causing a mix-up of brains at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, and a memory stick containing unencrypted images from two post-mortem examinations being left on public transport by a staff member at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


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How the hell do you end up putting someone else's brain in another corpse's abdomin? On second thoughts, I'm not sure I want to know.

Not even safe from screwups in death! damned
 
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