State Police traffic stop delays kidney delivery to Boston Children’s Hospital transplant patient – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts State Police are looking into a traffic situation that delayed the transfer of a life-saving organ to a patient waiting in Boston.
Sources told I-Team of WBZ-TV that it happened Sunday afternoon in the Massachusetts Turnpike in the Charlton area. A state police officer stopped an unmarked medical transport vehicle coming from outside New England.
The driver of the vehicle was unlicensed. The policeman was called to tow the car by Interstate Towing in Sturbridge.
Inside the car was a kidney needed by a Boston Children’s Hospital patient. Sources say the soldiers went to search for the college after the operating room nurse of the hospital called the state police.
The kidneys can only last 24 to 36 hours outside the body. Soldiers sent to the towing yard found the car and the kidneys and took her to the hospital.
WBZ-TV contacted Boston Children’s to learn about the feasibility of a kidney transplant. The hospital said in a statement that due to strict rules regarding organ transplant privacy, it could not comment.
State Police are looking into the matter and say the college was delivered within half an hour of receiving the call.