Transplant patient gets wrong kidney at USC Hospital
Friday, February 18, 2011
Los Angeles Times: “USC University Hospital halted kidney transplants last month after a kidney was accidentally transplanted into the wrong patient,” according to a report by Alan Zarembo and Lisa Girion. The patient was actually supposed to receive a different kidney that had arrived at the same hospital the same day. “I can’t even imagine how this mistake could have happened,” a prominent Texas transplant surgeon told The Times.