Embryos destroyed during SA blackout after hospital generator fails

Embryos being prepared for transfer at a fertility clinic had to be destroyed due to a generator failure at Flinders Medical Centre during the South Australian blackout, the Health Minister says. Jack Snelling told 891 ABC Adelaide 12 patients were affected by the tragedy on Wednesday, when wild storms knocked out power supplies to the entire state. Back-up generators kicked in at Flinders Medical Centre after the blackout, but stopped after an hour, Mr Snelling said. Mr Snelling said the generator had been checked on Monday in preparation for the storm, but a fuel pump had failed on the day.…
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