You guys see what happened to that Mexican teen who was in care at Duke University Medical Center. She died today.
Can you believe the do a heart/lung transplant with the wrong blood type. 2 weeks later they find some new organs and do another heart'lung transplant. By then the damage was already done that the new transplant was too late.
I can't believe something like this could happen at a major medical institution.
My condolences to her family.
>>>Teenager Who Got Botched Transplant Dies
By Emery P. DALESIO
The Associated Press
Saturday, February 22, 2003; 5:35 PM
Jesica Santillan, the teenager who survived a botched heart-lung transplant long enough to get an odds-shattering second set of donated organs, died Saturday afternoon.
Jesica was declared brain dead at 1:25 p.m., and taken off life-support machines at about 5 p.m., said Duke University Medical Center spokesman Richard Puff.
Earlier Saturday, a lawyer for the 17-year-old's family said they would not agree to remove her from life-support until they were allowed to get an outside doctor's opinion on her condition. Puff said he did not know if the hospital had the Santillans' consent to turn off the machines.
He said the family declined to donate any organs from Jesica's body, including the heart and lungs that had been donated to her in an operation Thursday. He did not know if those organs had been in any condition to use in a second transplant.
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