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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Methodist Dallas Resumes Kidney Transplants

NBC DFW | Mark Schnyder

Methodist Dallas Medical Center suspended its transplant program for three weeks after mistake discovered

Methodist Dallas Medical Center has reopened its kidney transplant program after it voluntarily suspended it in early July.

The hospital halted the program after a patient on the transplant list received a kidney that was meant for someone else. The mistake was discovered soon after surgery.

Methodist Dallas said soon after that the employee in charge of matching the donor kidney with the correct patient was no longer employed at the hospital.

The person who got the kidney was a match for it and did not have any complications, the hospital said.

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