Hospital: Kidney Went to Wrong Transplant Patient

A New Jersey hospital says a kidney meant for one patient was mistakenly transplanted into another with the same name who was farther down the priority list.

  • Published 27 November 2019

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey hospital says a kidney meant for one patient was mistakenly transplanted into another with the same name who was farther down the priority list. Virtua Health says the Nov. 18 operation on a 51-year-old patient at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden. was successful. But officials then discovered the patient was given the kidney out of priority order because “unusually, the individual who should have received the… Read at AP News