Transplant Scandal at St. Vincent's
It seems like something out of a movie or a bad tv show but it appears that someone at St. Vincent's medical center gamed the national organ network for profit. In 2003, a liver was transplanted into a patient who sat 52nd on the list while the hospital was paid 30% more than normal for the action. In a routine audit of their organ donor services, the incident and subsequent cover up were found. St. Vincent's has suspended their organ program for now while they investigate. Check out their full press release here.
The 75 patients on their wait list can call their toll free number (866) 478-8462 to get more details.