Regulatory failure contributing to deaths of live kidney donors.


Hemorrhagic deaths of living kidney donors from failure of vascular clips used on the renal artery, first documented in 2006, have continued due to postoperative Hem-o-lok clip failure with sudden, massive bleeding. While the FDA issued a Class II recall of the Hem-o-lok clip for laparoscopic donor nephrectomies in 2006, two live kidney donors in the United… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2011.03918.x


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