In a different sort of medical malpractice case in Indiana recently, two complaints were filed against the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization after skin cancer was spread to two recipients from one donor. One man received a liver and a kidney and another man received the other kidney; both died nearly a year after the transplant. The complaint alleges that the organ procurement group did not adequately screen donated organs. The Indiana Organ Procurement Organization is defending its actions and is stating it followed all state and federal regulations.
The United Network for Organ Sharing, which oversees organ procurement and transplantation in the U.S., has guidelines to help ensure donor organs are healthy. The guidelines dictate medical tests and examinations that should be performed before an organ is accepted for transplants.
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