3rd worker suspended after botched kidney transplant at Toledo hospital

TOLEDO, Ohio - An Ohio medical center has put a third employee on paid administrative leave after a donated kidney apparently was put with waste instead of being transplanted into a patient.

The University of Toledo Medical Center suspended its live-donor kidney transplant program while it reviews what happened during the botched transplant Aug. 10.

The hospital says an administrator of surgical services, Edwin Hall, was suspended Monday. Two nurses were suspended earlier.

The hospital isn't commenting on their roles or exactly why they're suspended.

A local health commissioner has said a doctor who was involved told him a nurse disposed of the kidney.

None of the suspended employees has commented through the hospital.

The intended kidney recipient was released from the medical center, which couldn't say whether she received a different kidney.

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