Woman's life-saving bowel transplant canceled after last-minute donor issue

November 20, 2014 2:10 PM

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Woman's life-saving bowel transplant canceled after last-minute donor issue

A Pennsylvania woman who was scheduled to undergo a life-saving bowel transplant was given devastating news moments before her scheduled operation.

Doctors told Karlene Novotny, who had traveled to Washington D.C. for the surgery, that the donor’s intestine was not suitable for the transplant, MyFoxPhilly.com reported.

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