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Donated Kidney accidentally Flushed

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Oh wow, what a horrible waste. The poor family - brother donates kidney to save his sister only to have it flushed accidentally before the procedure. :cry:

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/health/8539129/donated-kidney-accidentally-flushed

The kidney, donated by a US man to his sister, was being kept in a bag of chilled, protective slush before an operation at the University of Toledo Medical Centre in Ohio.

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If the girl dies, should the nurse be punish?

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Oh man, that is horrible. What a stupid, stupid mistake that was. I'm sure the nurse is feeling pretty guilty about it too.

Oh well, it will all even out when the lawsuit settlement comes in, right?

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If the girl dies, should the nurse be punish?

I doubt it's over - one nurse suspended another sacked, but how did the kidney become so compromised within the processes known in the hospital? A terrible, tragic mistake that should not be able to happen.

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I doubt it's over - one nurse suspended another sacked, but how did the kidney become so compromised within the processes known in the hospital? A terrible, tragic mistake that should not be able to happen.

Indeed

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Sue them, sue them all!

Great shame for the family, hope the better case scenario prevails.

Thanks,

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Humans, what an incredibly clever yet stupid species we are...

We have the ability to remove a kidney from one person to help save another yet at the same time incompetence negates that opportunity.

I just hope the recipient gets another opportunity, and the donor is a forgiving person...

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That is absolutely awful, you just can't imagine that happening!

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It's no wonder hospital bills are so high. Probably because they get sued for making similar mistakes like this and leaving surgical instruments in their patients.

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How do you tell someone you got fired from your job because you flushed a donated kidney away?

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How do you tell someone you got fired from your job because you flushed a donated kidney away?

You don't. You start looking for a new career.

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How awful!

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Well people are only human, but I bet they'll be a lot of new procedures put in place.

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WOW what a balls up , Imagine the doctors trying to explain it ...

Doctor : " We have some bad news "

Patient : " What's the matter Doctor ? "

Doctor : " It seems we no longer have the kidney your brother so kindly donated "

Patient : " WTF do you mean "we no longer have " the kidney "

Doctor : " It appears that a nurse , by mistake , flush it away down the crapper "

Patient : " Oh in that case you had best get your lawyer on the phone , I'm about to flush you down the crapper ! "

- In all seriousness . I hope they can find her a new donor kidney and get her back to good health :tu:

TiP .

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