Another high-profile tragedy

There was some more bad news on the transplant front today.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today that three people died after receiving organs from a single donor who had rabies.

One patient, who received a lung from the donor, died during transplant surgery, according to the CDC press release.

The CDC says that rabies is not part of the normal screening process for organ donors.

A Webcast of the announcement is available at