Egyptian dies in Saudi after receiving 'alien' blood

Doctors mistakenly gave him blood not compatible with his blood group. (Supplied)

An Egyptian man died in hospital in Saudi Arabia after doctors mistakenly gave him blood not compatible with his blood group.

Saber Mahmoud was rushed to hospital in the central town of Onaiza after suffering from fractures in the head and other parts of his body in a road accident.

Doctors decided to give him blood during a surgery after he suffered from heavy bleeding in the accident.

"He got better after the operation, but later his health deteriorated after he suffered from renal failure and other problems. Doctors then discovered that the blood given to him was not the same as his blood group,” Sabq newspaper said.

It quoted his brother as saying he was waiting for response from health authorities before suing the King Saud hospital over the medical error.

 

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