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Holy toledo! A lost kidney?

In culture, human error on September 26, 2012 at 7:58 pm

http://www.toledoblade.com/Medical/2012/09/24/Nurse-didn-t-realize-she-took-discarded-kidney-in-slush-during-Ohio-transplant-report-says.html

The story of a kidney thrown out by accident during surgery to remove said kidney for the donor to donate to her sister!

Horrible incident… the nurses were fired…wrong solution.  blame and shame will not fix a major problem like this!

This seems like a total system/ culture issue as no one in the room who knew the kidney was in the items that were thrown out spoke up!

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