Robert O'Rourke was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in late 2006. The lung disease causes scarring in the lungs, which makes breathing difficult.
Courtesy of Robert O'Rourke
February 23, 2011 O'Rourke was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in 2006. Last April his doctors told him he would need a transplant if he expected to live much longer. He just got a new lung.
A kidney transplanted in error led to a halt of USC University Hospital's transplant program.
February 18, 2011 The mistake at USC University Hospital appears to have happened when two kidneys from different donors got mixed up. The transplant program has been halted while the problems are investigated and corrected.
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