A computer software glitch has resulted in 25 organ donors having the wrong organs removed.
The shocking revelation came about following the death of a man who had indicated he wished to donate his eyes but instead had his head removed.
It appears that the un-named donor had not used a black biro when filling out his organ donation form and the scanning software didn't read the 'e' in the word 'eyes'. The result was the word 'yes'.
What happened next defies belief.
The form asked: Would you like to donate:
The donor selected option D, eyes, but the missing 'e' and the fact he had not written clearly between the lines made his choice C resulting in the removal of his head.
The recipient of the new head, Walter Mnztebeki, now living in London but originally from Ghana was too upset to speak yesterday but did manage to say "I was a fit 52 year old and only admitted to have a bunion removed. When I came round after the op the doctors told me there'd been some kind of mistake. They passed me a mirror and I didn't recognise what was staring back at me ... A white mans' face of about 30 years old with blonde hair. It looked ridiculous sat there on my black body. I'm getting used to it now but what upsets me most is that all my benefits have been stopped and i've gone to the back of the waiting list for a house."
Housing spokesman Barrett Holmes said "While we sympathize with the unfortunate case of Mr Mnztebeki, strict housing rules means that people with European features are precluded from being given a house."
A tearful Mr Mnztebeki said "I can't go back to Ghana. They'll kill me. And what happens if I do stay here ? I may have to get a job."
The Dept of Transplants have dismissed claims that he will be butchered, however, as nobody will know who he is.