INMATE WHO DONATED KIDNEY FACING LIFE.Byline: Eric Brazil San Francisco Examiner The San Francisco Examiner is a U.S. daily newspaper. It has been published continuously in San Francisco, California, since the late 19th Century. History
The beginning of the Examiner is a topic of some controversy.
The convict who donated a kidney to the daughter he deserted is being investigated for alleged heroin possession and faces a possible ``third strike'' conviction that could keep him behind bars for life.
David Patterson David Patterson could refer to:
Solitary confinement. while the substance found in his cell on May 18 is laboratory tested to determine whether it is heroin, authorities said.
Patterson underwent surgery March 12 at UC-San Francisco Medical Center for removal of a kidney, which was transplanted into his daughter, Renada Daniel-Patterson, 13.
She was later released from the hospital and is making good progress recovering at home, a hospital spokeswoman said.
New Folsom spokeswoman Linda Howell said the substance had been found in Patterson's cell during a routine search. Patterson, who has evidently recuperated from his kidney donation operation, had been in the prison's general population until that discovery.
Patterson is due for parole in July 1997.
``If he's found guilty, that might change,'' Howell said. Patterson's burglary conviction was his third felony felony (fĕl`ənē), any grave crime, in contrast to a misdemeanor, that is so declared in statute or was so considered in common law. .
The Patterson family kidney transplant kidney transplant
or renal transplant
Replacement of a diseased or damaged kidney with one from a living relative or a legally dead donor. The former's tissue type is more likely to match, reducing the chance of rejection; but removal puts the donor at risk, operation gained national publicity, not only because the donor was a prisoner, but because he was donating the kidney to a daughter he had deserted before she was born.
In a letter he wrote to her in November, which surprised both the girl and her mother, Vickie Daniel, Patterson offered to donate the kidney and said, ``If you can forgive me, I will do my best to be the daddy I should have been a long time ago.''
The transplant was the second for Renada, who was born with one kidney, which failed when she was 5 years old. A transplanted kidney failed her a year later; she has been on dialysis dialysis (dīăl`ĭsĭs), in chemistry, transfer of solute (dissolved solids) across a semipermeable membrane. Strictly speaking, dialysis refers only to the transfer of the solute; transfer of the solvent is called osmosis. three times a week ever since.