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Second Living Kidney Donor Death in 2015

This one occurred last month at UCSF. Little details are known at this time, but the program has been halted temporarily (standard procedure). Earlier this year, don’t forget, Jamie Donaldson died at Gulf Coast Medical Center. This makes TWO living kidney donors deaths (within 30 days of surgery) in 2014 and TWO in 2015….. That …

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More on Kidney Donor Jamie Donaldson’s Death

On April 16, 2015, Jamie Donaldson died while donating a kidney to his father, Frank Donaldson, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida. Per federal guidelines, Gulf Coast’s transplant services were suspended until an investigation is complete. Liz Freeman, of the Naples Daily News, has been covering this story from the beginning. Below …

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Living Donor Dies at Erie County Medical Center

Here are the facts: ECMC is suspending its living kidney transplant program following the death of a donor from an illegal drug overdose. Doctors successfully transplanted the organ to a family member in the spring of 2013. Six months later, the donor died. ECMC decided, with consultation with the United Network for Organ Sharing, the …

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Kidney Donor Dies Because Surgeons Don’t Read Warning Letter

And yet another death from the Hemolock clip: Kidney-donor deaths linked to surgical clips raise issues of alerts, warnings Surgeons at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, rushed Florinda Gotcher back into the operating room. Once they opened her up again, they saw something horrible had happened: there was a pool of blood in her …

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Proof That Some Kidney Donor Deaths Are Completely Preventable

I tweeted this article when it was first printed a couple of days ago, but I wanted to make a few comments about it here. In short, a number of living kidney donors died because surgeons used a blood vessel clip they knew was prone to failure. So prone to failure that the FDA issued …

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