Sarah Fudacz from Toledo was waiting to receive a kidney that her younger brother Paul had donated to her. The operation was scheduled for August 10, 2012 but before Sarah could be transplanted the vital organ a nurse at the Medical Center in Toledo threw it away by mistake.
The woman was just a part-time nurse and it was one of her first shifts. She failed to understand the head nurse instructions which led to the unfortunate turn of events. The kidney was placed in a special temperature-controlled space when the nurse discarded it along with other contents not knowing the organ was in there. It wasn’t long before the absence was discovered but, unfortunately, being out of the temperature-controlled space had made the kidney unusable.
Luckily for Sarah, the hospital managed to find another kidney for her and transported the girl to Colorado for the operation which took place on November 13, 2012.
However, the Fudacz family sued the hospital for throwing away their son’s kidney.