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Harvesting Live Donors?

Blair31 Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 11:22 AM
There are some organ transplants that are done with live donors. Kidney transplants can be done with live donors. So, too, can liver transplants. You can take a lobe of the liver and transplant it into someone else. A full liver transplant could wait until after death. A heart transplant can only be done postmortem too. So too, can a lung transplant, or in some cases, a heart and lung transplant.

Patrick McMahon is an Air Force combat veteran and nurse practitioner who worked as a transplant coordinator.

In a new bombshell lawsuit, McMahon claims he was fired for raising one too many red flags about whether his patients were really dead before doctors harvested their organs.

According to The New York Post, which broke the story, McMahon says that last September a 19-year-old man injured in a car crash was sent to the Nassau University Medical Center. The young patient was still laboring to breathe and had other signs of brain activity. But Michael Goldstein, director of the federally funded New York Organ...

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