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IVF couple on mix-up ordeal


A couple have spoken of their utter devastation after a fertility clinic mix-up led to their last viable embryo being implanted into another woman.

Debra and Paul, from Bridgend, have received damages of about £25,000 after the error in December 2007.

Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust has apologised unreservedly and said its procedures have been changed.

The woman mistakenly given the embryo at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, was given the morning after pill to terminate the pregnancy when the blunder was realised.

They spoke to the BBC's Wyre Davies in their first broadcast interview.

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