There is a good reason for them not allowing the new organs to be "dominoed" (the medical slang for taking newly transplanted organs and retransplanting them)
The Santillans want to have an autopsy done, and to have a proper autopsy those organs need to be in place to rule out failure/disease within the new organs.
This is a terrible case involving numerous mistakes, breaches of code and ethics (as far as I am concerned) and a terrible outcome.
Aside from the fact that the DUMC physicians ended life support without the permission of the family (they wanted a second opinion from an outside doctor before life support was removed)... The Santillans have a right to be distressed.
I think Duke University Hospital is in for a major lawsuit.
May Jesica rest in peace.
As for those of you who think Jesica and her family should have stayed in Mexico -- if you were in the same situation wouldn't you do everything you could to get your daughter the best treatment available? I don't know about the practice of transplants in Mexico, but U.S. medical care is far superior in general. The risk they took to get their daughter here, even though it was illegal, seemed worth it until she was given incompatible organs. And those of you who think she got "someone else's organs" think again-- so many organs don't match, or are found to have some sort of defect that makes them untransplantable, or otherwise go unused in transplant, that it's unlikely she got "someone else's organs" either of the two times. Not only blood type and tissue type but size and donor cause of death are factors in whether an organ is transplantable, regardless of need and urgency.