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Federal officials issue alert about Weck Hem-o-Lok ligating clips

Published on: Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) are alerting health care providers that Weck Hem-o-Lok Ligating Clips should NOT be used for the ligation of the renal artery during a laparoscopic living-donor nephrectomy because of serious risks to the donor.

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