Ohio family speaks out about botched transplant

7:49 PM, Aug 31, 2013   |    comments
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio family is speaking out about a botched kidney transplant in which a nurse threw out a man's kidney just before it was to be given to his sister.

Sarah Fudacz of Toledo was to receive her brother's kidney at the University of Toledo Medical Center last August, but awoke without having undergone surgery because a nurse had accidentally thrown it out.

Her brother, Paul Fudacz, tells The Blade of Toledo  that he was thrilled to sacrifice his kidney for his sister but felt disrespected after undergoing surgery for nothing.

The pair's parents say they thought Sarah was dead for about 20 minutes because they were told she was out of surgery before her brother. The family is suing the hospital, which denies medical negligence.

The Associated Press

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