Skip to comments.Transplant patient got AIDS from new kidney (Gay kidney doner - Outrage!)
Posted on 03/20/2011 8:42:35 PM PDT by wac3rd
A transplant patient contracted AIDS from the kidney of a living donor, in the first documented case of its kind in the U.S. since screening for HIV began in the mid-1980s.
It turns out the donor had unprotected gay sex in the 11 weeks between the time he tested negative and the time the surgery took place in 2009.
In a report Thursday on the New York City case, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that organ donors have repeat HIV tests a week before surgery.
"The most sensitive test needs to be done as close as possible to the time of transplant," said Dr. Colin Shepard, who oversees tracking of HIV cases for the New York City Health Department.
The CDC also said would-be organ donors should be told to avoid behavior that can increase their chances of infection.
Living organ donors in the U.S. are routinely tested for infectious diseases such as hepatitis and HIV. But the organization that oversees organ transplants in the U.S. does not have an explicit policy on when such screening should be done. That's left up to transplant centers.
Because of patient confidentiality, health officials released few details about the donor, recipient, their relationship or the hospital where the transplant took place, except to say that it is in New York.
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Obama and the Democrats are pushing for gays to be able to donate blood and organs, as to not, "discriminate", if I remember correctly.
I feel horrible for the person who received the kidney and the pain and stress they must be under knowing someone went out and had unprotected gay sex weeks before donating a vital organ.
The gay/illegal immigrant/Muslim/Liberal/Environmental agenda will neuter you, then bankrupt you, then eventually, kill you.
What idiot wouldn't already know this.
I have no idea, you would think that people would be “low-risk” in the weeks preceding an organ donation...
Donated blood and removed organs for transplants should be thoroughly tested before reuse.
>>Political correctness (meaning making sure testing was done 1 week before donation) overrules common sense and now we have a someone who needlessly has a life-threatening illness. <<
Shorter version: Political Correctness kills people.
You are correct. Prayers to the victim.
I have a friend who got hep C from blood during heart surgery in the 80’s.....try and get someone’s particular blood for a surgery - you cannot....they just put it into the “pool” for general use, and you get whatever comes to you.
Is there a test that can detect HIV that soon?
Either way, you should not be having unprotected gay sex if you’re going to donate an organ!!!
Lawmakers are so intent on making illegal song downloads a felony but this sort of thing goes right by. The donor should be charged with attempted murder.
Obama and the Democrats are pushing for gays to be able to donate blood and organs, as to not, “discriminate”, if I remember correctly.
I’m sorry, but putting someone at serious risk of contracting HIV, which is incurable and expensive to treat, in this case, the rights of the public health should be way more important than individual rights, sort of how it was right in the late 19th/early 20th centuries to put a person infected with tuberculosis under house arrest or quarrantine them. We didn’t care about granting this TB infectee his/her rights so much as we cared about protecting everyone else from contracting a disease that was, without the development of antibiotics, fatal.
It’s pretty sad how political correctness is pretty much about flushing the true order of public health procedures down the toilet.
Would the transplant recipient be considered a “little” gay now?
Homosexuality... the disease (voluntary) that keeps on giving.
wow. This is exactly why we need more restrictions.
“What idiot wouldn’t already know this.”
A lot of them, or they don’t care. The CDC now want’s to use HIV drugs for prophylaxis because they can’t get the message to use a condom. I wonder if the public understands how much of our medical dollars are going to this one segment of the population?
This is a tragedy arising from the dimwittedness of a jerk who appears/happens to be gay.
The leap made by most posters here is truly unfortunate.
And I’m not defending (or attacking) the donor being gay. To me it’s simply irrelevant.
Not at all irrelevant. Your chances of contracting AIDs from the blood or organs of an sexually active homosexual are manyfold that of a heterosexual donation. Transplants are a bit of a crapshoot anyway, why on earth would anyone want political correctness to increase the risk?
In other news, homo activists insist on lifting a ban on homos giving during blood drives...........
“Why don’t they want to share?” one activist was heard to whine.....
*Your chances of contracting AIDs from the blood or organs of an sexually active homosexual are manyfold that of a heterosexual donation. *
True, but if this gay dude had been a good heterosexual who just happened to also be an IV drug abuser, would that make the system/process/doctors any less negligent?
Hope this results in a HUGE lawsuit against the morons that recruited gays to donate kidneys. Absolutely stupid to let a ‘high risk lifestyle’ person to infect others.
By the way, if homosexuality is “high risk behavior” how exactly is it natural? Shouldn’t we be banning it like cigarettes or at least warning the public of the health effects of engaging in this dangerous lifestyle choice?
If you know the surgery is coming, you can donate blood to yourself.
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