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September 27, 2005

The Highest Bidder Gets Liver

This is fracked up:

Hospital Halts Organ Program

St. Vincent Medical Center, one of the largest organ transplantation centers in the state, has suspended its liver program after discovering that its doctors improperly arranged for a transplant to a Saudi national using an organ that should have gone to a much higher priority patient at another hospital, officials said.

Hospital staff members then falsified documents several times to cover up the alleged maneuver, pretending that the transplant was for a patient who was near the top of the regional waiting list, hospital President and Chief Executive Gus Valdespino confirmed Monday.

The transplant took place in September 2003 and was paid for by the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia. But Valdespino said the problem was discovered only this month when officials were responding to routine questions from auditors at the United Network for Organ Sharing, the nonprofit group that administers the national transplant system.

The patient who received the successful transplant was actually 52nd on the list, which covers much of Southern California and takes into account such factors as who is sickest and who has been waiting longest.

A patient at UCLA Medical Center was entitled to receive the organ and St. Vincent should have declined it, Valdespino said.

What a fracked up thing to happen.

I certainly can understand a patient attempting to do whatever they can to expedite an organ transplant, but the medical personnel doing this!?! WTF!?!

This is exactly the type of crap that makes people NOT want to donate their organs when they die - they'd rather take them to the grave instead of having them go to 'the highest bidder'.


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Well, I'm an organ donor. It even says so with a big red sticker on my DL. I pretty much guarantee that somebody at that hospital got their pockets lined with Saudi oil money to move that Saudi patient up the list. If they can find out who, that person should do some prison time. That's tantamount to murder.

|| Posted by Cait, September 27, 2005 04:38 PM ||

Agreed Cait!

Does your family know that you're an Organ Donor though? If they don't, it's possible for them to override your wishes to be such...

This is a real load of crap!

|| Posted by Tetzman, September 28, 2005 10:44 AM ||

Yep, they do. My daughter was one of the witnesses when I signed the form.

|| Posted by Cait, September 28, 2005 12:04 PM ||

No problems with the higher bidder theory but for flip-s sake, let my folks in on the cut!

|| Posted by Yogi, September 28, 2005 02:14 PM ||

The list is there for a reason. I agree with Cait. Possible murder charges should filed against the person/s responsible.

|| Posted by GrumpyBunny, September 28, 2005 03:47 PM ||

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