Posted: 30 September, 2016
Families Lose Embryos In SA Power Outage
The embryos of twelve families have been lost at an Adelaide fertility clinic hit by this week's State-wide power outage.
Flinders Fertility has confirmed the backup generators failed, after power was knocked out in the super storm.
"Despite every effort by our scientists, the embryos are no longer viable,"
"This is a devastating situation for our patients, and very distressing for our staff.
"Flinders Fertility doctors have contacted patients directly, and individual support and counselling is being provided."
An investigation will be launched.
Meantime, at the same Flinders medical centre, a Doctor has been praised a hero after saving the life of a premature baby.
When the oxygen failed with the power supply, the neonatal doctor began hand pumping oxygen for the baby, and continued for 90 minutes.