Shocking: New Jersey hospital does Kidney transplant for wrong patient

Officials of a New Jersey hospital made an unusual error, after they gave a kidney to the wrong patient.

It was gathered that the transplant was intended for another person with the same name and of a similar age.

However, Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden has assured that both patients have now received transplants and are doing well.

The mistake was discovered a day after the transplant procedure. The hospital called it an “unprecedented event”.

“Mistakes of this magnitude are rare,” Reginald Blaber, executive vice president and chief clinical officer at Virtua Health, said in the statement. “And despite the unusual circumstances of similar patient identities, additional verification would have prevented this error.”



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