September 11, 2000
Permanente Patients on this public service web site.
granted to mirror if credit to the source is given and the material is
not offered for sale.
Tissues for donation include corneas, skin, heart
valves, bone, ligaments, veins, and arteries, and they
are generally donated/taken from individuals who have experienced cardiac
death or brain
may not have: HIV; Hepatitis; have been a Intravenous (IV)
user; have active infections such as sepsis or certain cancers.
However, most cancer patients may donate eyes and corneas.
may not if the disease has spread throughout their body. They
not donate if a cancer has been found in their bone marrow.
Libitsky had been found to have cancer in her bone marrow and the
disease had spread throughout her body.
Libitsky had made it very clear in her advance directive that under no
circumstances could anyone obtain any part of her body. The
following link, second document clearly shows that Dr. Attarchi
attempted to coerce Mrs. Levy into violating her daughter's wishes and
to take part in transferring a deadly disease into another persons
body. That is what he did. He in writing, in
records, attempted to get Robyn's corneas to use in another patient.
and Safety Code 7154(b) prohibits the attending physician, etc.,
from participating in organ donations.
However, the Kaiser
did just that and no government agency in California cares.
doctor Shabab Attarchi, the attending physician didn't
seem to care that in violation of the law he was trying to get Robyn
Libitsky's corneas. He also didn't care that because Robyn's
bone marrow was involved the corneas were considered unsafe for
transplanting into another person.
correspondence at: http://robynlibitsky.kaiserpapers.org/tissuetransplant.html
and The California Medical Board just didn't care about Kaiser
endangering lives. They refused to even consider addressing
Kaiser had every excuse in the book to try to worm out of
being responsible for what they were caught doing. The
in question transferred to another facility. So Kaiser tried
ignore the issue. Their response is as follows:
September 7, 2007 Kaiser again wrote a letter to Mrs. Levy attempting
yet again to distract from the issue of endangering patient lives and
attempt to pass off the matter because the doctor transferred to
another facility. Here is the second letter that Kaiser sent
to the Levy family.
following is the response that Mrs. Levy received from One Legacy, the
corporation responsible for transplant issues at Kaiser Permanente,
Woodland Hills, California. It is eye opening.
conduct is a disgrace to the entire transplant system throughout this
country. Their flagrant disregard for patient safety and lack
responsibility for their employees conduct is "nothing to write home
To The Kaiser Papers