Chapter 16 : Allocation of Resources: Scarcity and Triage
|Section 5. Case Study LIVE_DONOR_DEATH
Case Title: LIVE_DONOR_DEATH puts program on hold
Description: Mike Hurewitz, who was 54, died three days after the surgery to give part of his liver to his 57-year-old brother at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. His brother, who needed a liver transplant to save his life, survived the transplant
Name: Ginnine Roughton
Title: Kidney Buddies
Authors: Shelly Arrollo and Shannon Breshears
Description: Shelly was a 30 year old female whom in 1988 was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease called "polyarteritis nodas". With this disease the arteries and blood vessels expand and burst. Shelly was practically on her death bed. She was given her last rights and was in and out of comas for a couple of weeks. She was told she may only have a few months to live. She was flown to UCSF hospital where they new a little more about the disease. She was on dialysis for a while. When the time came her best friend Shannon was tested to see if she was a possiblel donor. On Feb. 17, 1999 Shannon underwent a donar nephrectomy. The two girls til this day are doing well.
Urls for story:
A Kidney Recipient
A Living Donor
Follow Up from Shannon-March 2002
ethical theroys urls:
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Brain death and transplantatio in Japan
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