An Ohio hospital accidentally gave the wrong patient a kidney transplant

A medical complex, including University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is seen in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., February 15, 2018. Picture taken February 15, 2018.
A medical complex, including University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is seen in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., February 15, 2018. Picture taken February 15, 2018.

  • Two employees at University Hospitals in Cleveland have been placed on leave after the wrong patient received a kidney transplant.
  • It’s unclear exactly how the mix-up happened, but the hospital is investigating.
  • The hospital said the patient who received the kidney is recovering and that the kidney was compatible.
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Two employees at an Ohio hospital have been placed on leave after the wrong patient received a kidney transplant earlier this month.

It’s unclear exactly how the patients at University Hospitals in Cleveland got mixed up.

A spokesperson for University Hospitals told WKYC that the patient who received the kidney is recovering and that the kidney was compatible.

“We are dismayed that an error recently occurred resulting in one patient receiving a kidney intended for another,” spokesperson George Stamatis told WKYC. “Another patient’s transplant surgery has been delayed.”

The hospital is working with the United Network for Organ Sharing, the organization that manages transplants, to investigate what happened.

“We have offered our sincerest apologies to these patients and their families. We recognize they entrusted us with their care. The situation is entirely inconsistent with our commitment to helping patients return to health and live life to the fullest,” Stamatis told WKYC.

There are more than 100,000 patients across the United States waiting for kidneys, and patients normally wait five to 10 years to find a match, according to UCLA Health.

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Florida county sheriff tells new residents ‘don’t register to vote and vote the stupid way you did up north’

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Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speak at a news conference.

  • A sheriff welcomed new transplants to the Sunshine State, as long as they vote the right way.
  • “Don’t register to vote and vote the stupid way you did up north,” the Polk County Sheriff said.
  • His comments drew laughter from Gov. Ron DeSantis, who just signed an “anti-riot” bill into law.
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Weighing in on the debate of what effect new residents have on Florida politics, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd proposed a simple solution on Monday.

“So we only want to share one thing, as you move in hundreds-a-day,” Judd said, with Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to his left. “Welcome to Florida. But don’t register to vote and vote the stupid way you did up north, or you’ll get what they got.”

“There’s a reason that this place is fun,” the sheriff continued. “There’s a reason why we have a 49-year low crime rate. And the same people that don’t think we should have an anti-rioting bill – or a rioting bill – are the same ones who think we ought to let more people out of prison.”

Judd was referring to H.B. 1, a hallmark piece of legislation championed and recently signed by DeSantis that classifies a riot as three people, grants civil immunity to motorists who run over protesters, and prevents those accused of rioting from posting bail until their first court appearance.

The governor was seen laughing when Judd made his remarks about voting.

As Insider’s Natasha Solo-Lyons reported in February, executives and companies fleeing to Miami from Wall Street and Silicon Valley are fueling a real estate boom.

Florida has seen more transplants during the pandemic than any other state except for Texas, according to a News 4 Jacksonville analysis of a Pew Charitable Trusts report.

The Sunshine State has also remained a Republican stronghold despite hundreds of thousands of new arrivals over the past decade, with former President Donald Trump winning Florida by more than three percentage points in the 2020 election.

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