New Jersey Hospital Accidentally Performs Kidney Transplant to the Wrong Patient

A hospital in New Jersey has apologized after mistakenly giving a kidney transplant to the wrong person, WPVI-TV reports.

Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital say that on November 18 a 51-year-old patient underwent a successful kidney transplant. However, the kidney had been intended for a different patient.

The hospital immediately reported the mistake to the New Jersey Health Department, saying that the two patients had the same name and age, which led to the mistake.

The intended patient received a successful transplant six days later and both are doing well at this time.

Source: New Jersey hospital mistakenly gives kidney transplant to wrong person | 6abc.com

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