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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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The hospital apologized and put two nurses and an administrator of surgical services on paid leave after a donated kidney apparently was put with medical waste instead of going to the intended recipient in what medical experts described as a rare accident.

The hospital had, the following week, resumed deceased donor transplants — where an organ is harvested from a dead person and given to a live person — but suspended the live program, where a kidney from a live donor is donated to a live recipient, pending internal and external reviews of the program.

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