Latest Nick Cox Stories

2008-07-10 18:00:46

A Florida hospital took a foster child off its organ transplant waiting list, officials said, because the state can't guarantee the child will have a home. Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla., removed the 15-year-old disabled child with a failing liver because administrators determined his unstable living conditions made him a poor transplant candidate, The Miami Herald reported. The state's next move could be an appeal to Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital, which Department of Children...

2008-07-09 09:01:01

By Sherri Ackerman, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 9--TAMPA -- TAMPA -- A Tampa Bay area foster boy is heading to Miami today for a possible liver transplant after another hospital removed him from an organ-donor waiting list in part because he doesn't have a permanent home. Nick Cox, of the state's Department of Children & Families in Tampa, said Shands hospital in Gainesville also had other concerns about allowing the 15-year-old developmentally disabled boy to undergo a transplant....

2008-07-09 06:00:38

By Carol Marbin Miller, The Miami Herald Jul. 9--A disabled foster child whose quest for a life-saving liver transplant was rejected by a Central Florida hospital because he has no stable home is expected to arrive in Miami Wednesday to begin testing with Jackson Memorial Hospital's organ-transplant team. Administrators with the Department of Children & Families got word Tuesday morning that the 15-year-old boy from Pinellas County had been cleared by doctors at Jackson to be...

2008-07-08 09:01:10

By Carol Marbin Miller, The Miami Herald Jul. 8--A disabled foster child whose liver is failing has been removed from a Central Florida hospital's organ-transplant waiting list because hospital administrators fear the state's shaky child-welfare system cannot ensure he has a permanent home in which to recover. Shands Hospital in Gainesville removed the boy, 15, from a waiting list for organ recipients after administrators determined the boy's unstable living conditions make him a...

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