Saturday, January 21, 2012

More On "Retarded" Girl Being Refused A Kidney Transplant

Here’s more on the denial of a kidney transplant to a Pennsylvania child who was deemed too “retarded” to get it.
Disabled Girl Denied Kidney Transplant by Doctor, Not Hospital, Parents Say
A doctor and not the hospital denied 3-year-old Amelia Rivera a kidney transplant because she suffers from mental disabilities, her parents now say.
"It's one doctor who's never seen us who is making this call," Joe Rivera told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "We've had a great experience with (the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia). We're not against CHOP, but maybe something needs to be changed. One guy tarnished their reputation." more

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