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Thursday, March 10, 2016

UCSF cleared to resume living kidney donor transplants

SF GATE | Victoria Colliver

Dr. Andrew Posselt works over the kidney of altruistic donor Reid Moran-Haywood at UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus after removing it during surgery and before it is transported to California Pacific Medical Center to be transplanted on Thursday, June 4, 2015 in San Francisco, Calif. On June 4 and 5th, the surgeries for a 9-way kidney transplant chain are talking place at UCSF Medical Center and California Pacific Medical. Photo: Lea Suzuki

UCSF Medical Center has received the go-ahead to resume its living kidney donor transplant program after suspending it in December following the unusual death of a donor, hospital officials said Wednesday.

The donor died in November, shortly after the surgery to remove a kidney to give to his sister. UCSF officials said Wednesday that the death was found to be “coincidental to, rather than caused by, the surgery.”

The donor, a 28-year-old San Francisco man whom the hospital would not identify, lapsed into a coma and died Nov. 2, just over a week after the kidney donation.

The Organ Procurement and Transplant Network, which oversees hospital transplant programs, recommended that UCSF suspend its program during an investigation, and the hospital voluntarily stopped performing the living donor portion process on Dec. 16. Continue reading

 

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