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Elderly woman loses consciousness after hospital makes critical mistake

By jubilantj   Monday, September 26, 2016   30,781   173   18
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A careless mishap at a hospital led an elderly woman in her 70's to become critically ill. 

According to testimony from family members, the woman, identified as 77-year-old Jin, underwent joint replacement surgery at a hospital in Busanjin District back on September 23. The family members were not concerned about the procedure as it is already well-known and commonplace; however, they were shocked to find out three hours later from the doctor in charge of the surgery that Jin was transferred to the intensive care unit. 


As it turned out, the hospital had mistakenly transfused type B blood into the woman when she was in fact, blood type A. The blood in your body contains an autoimmune reaction but when the wrong blood type is injected, the two blood types cause an adverse reaction and can have serious consequences on the body's metabolism. 


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Jin's son said, "We heard that our mother, who walked into the hospital perfectly fine on her two feet, suddenly lost her consciousness and was moved to the ICU. They poured an entire pack of the wrong blood type into her body.

Thankfully, the woman regained her consciousness two days later on September 25, but her body's vital organs are still not functioning fully, requiring hemodialysis to mechanically remove her bodily fluids. 


In response to this mistake, the hospital director only stated, "There is nothing we can say at this moment.

Meanwhile, the woman's family are looking into ways for the hospital to take responsibility for placing her life in danger. 

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    Kimiko_Leo Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    I hope they get a lawsuit on them....

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    Kimiko_Leo Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    They can and should say alot of things right now! How about starting with a geniune apology and compensating for the mistake by offering free treatement?

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    LordLiar18 Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    That was dangerous!! They should have check at least twice.

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    Silent_LE Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    They should've been more careful..

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    kpopguy Monday, September 26, 2016

    i work in the hospital lab, and omg! u can never make a SINGLE mistake at blood bank, wrong labeling or misspelling just one letter of patient's name alone for once,  get u fired before the specimens are even used, and those nurse and doctor didn't even double check the blood before transfusion and USED it, SMH, have fun with a lawsuit. LOL

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    pink_oracle Monday, September 26, 2016

    I foresee a nice payout coming the families way.

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    Kimiko_Leo pink_oracle Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Hahaha like they do in korean dramas? :p

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    pink_oracle Kimiko_Leo Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Like they do in real life. Everyone's looking for a reason to sue these days.

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    ed_levy Monday, September 26, 2016

    How is this news? This literally happens 500x a day in hospitals in the US and across the world. Hospitals are notorious for making mistakes that cost ppl lives, and even if they do everything right, elderly and infants are always getting infected from other patients. if a patient is over 65 or under 2 the rule of thumb is "get them in and get them out of the hospital before they catch anything," AKP is all 13 year old kids who know nothing but anyone in med school or with training will confirm everything I just said

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    Briellejea ed_levy Monday, September 26, 2016

    Lol shut up

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    my6teenzontop ed_levy Monday, September 26, 2016

    Bruh. Do you even know what the field's like? For one, Allkpop reports stories to international fans by TRANSLATING from Korean sites. Two. Tons of mistakes happens daily in hospitals in the U.S, but mind you, this took place in South Korea, and along with the fact that this is no minor mistake. This is a huge mistake that common enough to even be called a daily mistake. Are you sure you're not the 13-year-old here? And this is coming from a med school student, and I'm confirming that you're correct on the fact that hospitals want to get patients out as soon as they are better, but like I said, wrong blood transfusion is not a simple, daily mistake that anyone can just overlook. Your comment literally has nothing to do with the main point of this article. If you're going to hate on Allkpop, then find a more suitable article for that.

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    melomelon ed_levy Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Uhh...no this is really no a common mistake in hospitals. Transfusion reactions happen pretty often but those due to mismatched blood types is extremely rare. EXTREMELY. (I work in the blood bank, so yes, I do know}

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    Kimiko_Leo ed_levy Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    For once allkpop is reporting something worth noticing..

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    FriedChickenLove Monday, September 26, 2016

    Mistake and hospital should not go together...

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    ed_levy FriedChickenLove Monday, September 26, 2016

    Mistake and hospital are like synonyms. Seriously if you ever get admitted you MUST have a family member or friend (very preferably someone in the medical field) look over EVERYTHING they do.

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    NORM Monday, September 26, 2016

    OMG! Like that is so dangerous and the doctor in charge is in trouble :( They are meant to recheck the blood even when in surgery right b4 it is transfused. Hope she pulls through

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    nutewaseza (Banned) NORM Monday, September 26, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    slebony Monday, September 26, 2016

    so scary, hope she will be fine

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