Too heavy to save or be saved

Freedhoff, Yoni
September 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/20/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 13, pE975
Academic Journal
The article discusses two cases in which overweight persons could not save lives or be saved because of their weight. It states that Ian Patton was not able to donate stem cells as his weight of around 147.7 kilograms (kg) prevent him from doing so. It says that mother Kim Aziz who has end-stage renal disease (ESRD) was not accepted by Ottawa Hospital's renal transplant team in Ontario for surgery unless she trimmed her weight.


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