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Ohio hospital resumes kidney transplants

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio hospital where an operating nurse accidentally disposed of a viable kidney will resume live kidney transplants in the next few weeks, officials said Tuesday.

Live kidney transplants at the University of Toledo Medical Center had been halted after the Aug. 10 incident. After numerous reviews and policy changes, the hospital’s decision to restart the program was affirmed last week by the United Network of Organ Sharing, said Dr. Jeffrey Gold, executive vice president for health affairs at the university.

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