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(New York Daily News)   Hospital kills woman trying to donate kidney to her brother, then tells brother to pound sand   (nydailynews.com) divider line 189
    More: Sick, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, Montefiore, organ transplants, United Network for Organ Sharing, medical emergency  
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2012-06-09 02:43:43 PM
Maybe the problem is with UNOS, not the hospital that was trying to give this guy a kidney.
 
2012-06-09 02:56:15 PM
Hospital kills woman trying to donate kidney to her brother, then tells brother to pound sand "Hey! We found you another kidney and you'll be bumped to the top of the list, because we have so much compassion for you! LOL j/k the Feds say there's no such thing as compassionate exemption. No kidney for you.

Soooo.. were cool, right?
 
2012-06-09 02:56:59 PM
Wait a sec...a woman went to donate a kidney, and they accidentally severed her aorta?

The guy's probably safer not getting a kidney than getting one from them!
 
2012-06-09 03:03:15 PM

FloydA: Wait a sec...a woman went to donate a kidney, and they accidentally severed her aorta?


{cough}{cough}teaching hospital{cough}

Hey, we have to train doctors somehow. And you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs...
 
2012-06-09 03:04:19 PM

FloydA: Wait a sec...a woman went to donate a kidney, and they accidentally severed her aorta?

The guy's probably safer not getting a kidney than getting one from them!


I think I've found the problem.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-09 03:15:00 PM
Best health care in the world.
 
2012-06-09 03:47:59 PM
Typical private healthcare system...
 
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2012-06-09 03:48:07 PM
At least it wasn't socialized medicine.
 
2012-06-09 03:52:43 PM
I don't think the hospital administrators thought their cunning plan all the way through.
 
2012-06-09 03:53:47 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Maybe the problem is with UNOS, not the hospital that was trying to give this guy a kidney.


UNOS didn't sever his sister's aorta.

UNOS didn't lie to him.
 
2012-06-09 04:00:40 PM

kronicfeld: BarkingUnicorn: Maybe the problem is with UNOS, not the hospital that was trying to give this guy a kidney.

UNOS didn't sever his sister's aorta.

UNOS didn't lie to him.


but they'll kill him just the same.
 
2012-06-09 04:01:19 PM

FloydA: Wait a sec...a woman went to donate a kidney, and they accidentally severed her aorta?

The guy's probably safer not getting a kidney than getting one from them!


www.genesis-ultrasound.com
I'm not a doctor, but the descending aorta appears to be somewhat close to both kidneys... That being said, that's quite the slip up...
 
2012-06-09 04:02:22 PM
UNOS, the agency that oversees cadaver organ donations nationwide said Friday there is no "compassionate" exemption that allows jumping in line without a medical emergency - such as vein collapse stopping dialysis.

Unless of course you happen to be Steve Jobs. then you get whatever organs you need. Hell, with enough money you can even get FOUR kidneys implanted! and an extra bladder to handle the overflow.
 
2012-06-09 04:44:12 PM

FloydA: Wait a sec...a woman went to donate a kidney, and they accidentally severed her aorta?

The guy's probably safer not getting a kidney than getting one from them!


THIS is what I was thinking.
My guess is that the story got the facts wrong ... shocking, I know.
 
2012-06-09 04:45:28 PM

Paris1127: FloydA: Wait a sec...a woman went to donate a kidney, and they accidentally severed her aorta?

The guy's probably safer not getting a kidney than getting one from them!

[www.genesis-ultrasound.com image 400x320]
I'm not a doctor, but the descending aorta appears to be somewhat close to both kidneys... That being said, that's quite the slip up...


on the other hand, from that picture, the descending aorta is GIGANTIC.
 
2012-06-09 04:52:23 PM

namatad: Paris1127: FloydA: Wait a sec...a woman went to donate a kidney, and they accidentally severed her aorta?

The guy's probably safer not getting a kidney than getting one from them!

[www.genesis-ultrasound.com image 400x320]
I'm not a doctor, but the descending aorta appears to be somewhat close to both kidneys... That being said, that's quite the slip up...

on the other hand, from that picture, the descending aorta is GIGANTIC.


I'll have to ask my wife about this when she gets home in while. This is her bailiwick, not mine.
 
2012-06-09 04:54:37 PM

Nabb1: namatad: Paris1127: FloydA: Wait a sec...a woman went to donate a kidney, and they accidentally severed her aorta?

The guy's probably safer not getting a kidney than getting one from them!

[www.genesis-ultrasound.com image 400x320]
I'm not a doctor, but the descending aorta appears to be somewhat close to both kidneys... That being said, that's quite the slip up...

on the other hand, from that picture, the descending aorta is GIGANTIC.

I'll have to ask my wife about this when she gets home in while. This is her bailiwick, not mine.



How close is that to the kidney? I'd hate to have my bailiwick accidentally severed!
 
2012-06-09 05:31:05 PM

Nabb1: FloydA: Wait a sec...a woman went to donate a kidney, and they accidentally severed her aorta?

{cough}{cough}teaching hospital{cough}

Hey, we have to train doctors somehow. And you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs...


Was it this guy?

legacy-cdn.smosh.com

Word has it he is a bad doctor.
 
2012-06-09 05:55:16 PM

namatad: Paris1127: FloydA: Wait a sec...a woman went to donate a kidney, and they accidentally severed her aorta?

The guy's probably safer not getting a kidney than getting one from them!

[www.genesis-ultrasound.com image 400x320]
I'm not a doctor, but the descending aorta appears to be somewhat close to both kidneys... That being said, that's quite the slip up...

on the other hand, from that picture, the descending aorta is GIGANTIC.


It certainly explains why that vena cava feels inferior...
 
2012-06-09 06:50:43 PM
How's that socialized medicine working out for you Canada?

Wait a minute...
 
2012-06-09 06:53:12 PM

FloydA: Wait a sec...a woman went to donate a kidney, and they accidentally severed her aorta?

The guy's probably safer not getting a kidney than getting one from them!


I've been watching too much Metalocalypse and I'm just envisioning the operating room. "Woops" GUSH SPLASH

/And that's after just watching some episodes my DVR had gathered. I'm about to just go buy the damned DVD's.
 
2012-06-09 06:53:49 PM
It was a goof!
 
2012-06-09 06:57:37 PM
Oops.
 
2012-06-09 06:57:49 PM
Oh, I see. By 'pound sand', you mean 'pound sand up his ass'.
 
2012-06-09 06:57:55 PM
Mulligan
 
2012-06-09 06:58:39 PM
About time to call a lawyer, I'm not normally for playing the "litto lotto", but this guy got screwed 7 ways to Sunday
 
2012-06-09 07:00:25 PM
It's not like they failed to de-liver.
 
2012-06-09 07:00:27 PM

Death_Poot: About time to call a lawyer, I'm not normally for playing the "litto lotto", but this guy got screwed 7 ways to Sunday


I'd agree...normally I'm not one for lawsuits, but if anyone deserves to have one in his favor, I think it's this guy and his family...
 
2012-06-09 07:01:18 PM
Descending Aorta goes straight to the bread basket. Kidney is just behind the spare ribs.
 
2012-06-09 07:01:27 PM
www.blogcdn.com
 
2012-06-09 07:02:40 PM
"Pounding sand" sounds like a great way to chafe one's penis.
 
2012-06-09 07:04:10 PM
It's not just they cut the aorta, but that they damaged the kidney as well.

So I have questions:

1. What would a doctor do after severing the descending aorta that would screw up the kidney? Bad cut? Medication?

2. There are two kidneys in most people, can a left be swapped for a right? Or does it have to be left to left, right to right when they are rotated?

3. How did they screw up both kidneys?

4. Who else in the hospital got a needed transplant that day?
 
2012-06-09 07:06:52 PM
Profit driven "healthcare" strikes again.
 
2012-06-09 07:08:15 PM

Ed Finnerty: "Pounding sand" sounds like a great way to chafe one's penis.


[That's the joke]
 
2012-06-09 07:08:15 PM
Go in and kill the hospital administrators. Plenty of organs for everyone.
 
2012-06-09 07:11:31 PM

Rozinante: Ed Finnerty: "Pounding sand" sounds like a great way to chafe one's penis.

[That's the joke]


I was under the impression it referred to pounding with one's feet.
 
2012-06-09 07:13:05 PM
why is article all blacked out?
 
2012-06-09 07:13:21 PM
FTA: "The hospital told the family that it had not yet gotten the necessary federal approval for Medina to leapfrog over others on the list."

Fark the feds. It's none of their business who gives a kidney to whom. If the purpose of the military is to defend this country, why isn't it attacking Washington?
 
2012-06-09 07:13:40 PM
Well, I am a doctor, and its called a complication. Its not like a surgeon ever intentionally kills someone. Christ, these guys value their "winning percentage" more than anyone else in the world... Not to mention, they don't go around severing aortas for fun.
 
2012-06-09 07:14:20 PM
Oh com on.

Who hasn't had to uninstall + reinstall something, broken it in the process, used the wrong part, or otherwise totally screwed up the job?

Just last week I was rough framing a closet door, and only after the fact remembered that it was a *pocket* door, not the hinged kind. I had to saw out brand-new framing I had just completed and add a new double-width header. Cost me something like $17 in new lumber and two hours to fix.

These things happen people. Lighten up already.


(disclaimer: my degree is in computer science, not general contracting)
 
2012-06-09 07:15:04 PM
holy crap the sister got it the worse. a loving charitable act got her killed. it doesn't even say if they used any of her organs to benefit other patients.

this poor guy is going to get suicidal. that's farked up.
 
2012-06-09 07:16:46 PM

Molavian: Go in and kill the hospital administrators. Plenty of organs for everyone.


Yeah, but they are all tainted...
 
2012-06-09 07:16:55 PM
It's unacceptable that they killed that woman on the operating table.

/do no harm
 
2012-06-09 07:18:05 PM
well th-aorta seen that coming.
 
2012-06-09 07:18:47 PM

Ed Finnerty: Rozinante: Ed Finnerty: "Pounding sand" sounds like a great way to chafe one's penis.

[That's the joke]

I was under the impression it referred to pounding with one's feet.


You use your feet? Kinky.
 
2012-06-09 07:19:39 PM
I'm currently working on my nursing degree, so I have taken an insane amount of Anatomy/Pathophysiology with human cadavers included. And I'm having trouble understanding how someone accidentally severes an aorta. That is kind of like taking out a small pocket knife to cut the little wire tag off of a new hose and accidentally slicing through the hose it self. So unless they were opening her up with a farking axe....I'm not seeing how this happened.

/Also, there is no way of mistaking the descending aorta with the renal vessels.
 
2012-06-09 07:20:00 PM
I think we need to put organ donation on the open market. I bet we could clear the bulk of the waiting list in a year if you could simply pay somebody for a kidney.
 
2012-06-09 07:20:27 PM

DrPainMD: FTA: "The hospital told the family that it had not yet gotten the necessary federal approval for Medina to leapfrog over others on the list."

Fark the feds. It's none of their business who gives a kidney to whom. If the purpose of the military is to defend this country, why isn't it attacking Washington?


It's socially unacceptable to use violent force against a group of people with deficient brain function. You are just supposed to look at them and feel bad.
 
2012-06-09 07:21:12 PM
This guy and Yolanda's family deserve enough malpractice-lawsuit moolah to eat caviar off lingerie models on a private jet to Tahiti every day of their lives.
 
2012-06-09 07:22:26 PM
Nothing a 4" piece of 3/4" sch. 40 PVC and a couple of hose clamps couldn't have fixed.

All of these can be obtained in the "organ transplant" aisle at your local Home Depot.
 
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