Official: Kidney for Ohio Transplant Put in Trash | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources |

Part of the organ donation process includes packaging of the organs for subsequent transplantation into recipients. There are usually defined procedures and systems in place encompassing all donor scenarios. Tnis is important in order to both ensure and maintain quality as well as mitigate against possible errors.


This brief report out of the USA details an incident where a kidney was discarded due to human error. A health commissioner says a nurse accidentally disposed of a kidney from a living donor at an Ohio hospital that later suspended its kidney transplant program.