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kidney donated by a man to his older sister was thrown away with medical waste

 

Official: Kidney for Ohio transplant put in trash

Associated Press - 8 hrs ago
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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A health commissioner says a nurse accidentally disposed of a kidney from a living donor at an Ohio hospital that later suspended its kidney transplant program.

The University of Toledo Medical Center suspended the program after the botched transplant earlier this month.

The Blade newspaper (http://bit.ly/P0XEIt ) reported Friday a kidney donated by a man to his older sister was thrown away with medical waste in what medical experts describe as a rare accident. The Toledo-Lucas County health commissioner confirms a nurse disposed of the kidney.

A hospital official has said doctors tried unsuccessfully for at least two hours to resuscitate the organ in an attempt to make it usable.

The hospital blamed "human error" and suspended two operating room nurses.

It's unclear what happened to the intended kidney recipient.

by on Aug. 25, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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dfollin
by Member on Aug. 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM
I'd be suing somebody......that's crazy.Now that man has only 1 kidney for the rest of his life,for no good reason! And his sister may be dead or has to go thru all that stuff again to find another kidney.
dfollin
by Member on Aug. 26, 2012 at 5:49 PM
ITA!

Quoting kitty8199:

That isn't human error. That is severe incompetence. WTF. I would sue the hell out of everyone.

sweettigeress
by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM

omfg

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