Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, November 14th, 2004
The announcement came on the same day Bob Hickey of Edwards had been scheduled to receive a kidney from Robert Smitty of Chattanooga, Tennessee. They were brought together by the web site MatchingDonors.com.
However, after the donation was arranged, the lead transplant surgeon, Igal Kam, MD, returned from out of town and raised questions about how the match had been arranged, said Stephanie Lewis, a spokeswoman for Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center. Officials decided...
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