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When Edible Fruit Baskets Are Banned from the Hospital

At some hospitals and on the floors of certain medical facility in the U.S., flower arrangements and fruit bouquets are banned. In an effort to curtail airborne viruses, bacterial  and other bugs from propagating, the policy is common in situations, where patients have compromised immune systems and on infectious disease floors.

In Chicago at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, flowers and fruit baskets are banned items  on certain floors and departments of medicine. While an Edible Arrangement bouquet might be an acceptable gift, as the fruit is already carved,