UNOS: new policies prevent transplant blood type mismatch

  1. a year later, efforts are on to avoid another botched transplant

    last year, jesica santillan, a 17-year-old mexican immigrant, died after receiving a heart-lung transplant from a donor of an incompatible blood type. now the united network for organ sharing, which coordinates 25,000 transplants a year, has examined its procedures for organ donation, identifying key places where errors could occur.

    ap/new york times, feb. 22, 2004
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