Lea Ledesma made a series of mistakes which led to the death of Ali Huseyin, 76, at London Heart Hospital on May 7, 2014.
The grandfather was recovering from a successful heart bypass when she gave him type AB blood instead of group O. He died the same day.
Ledesma, 49, tried to pin her fatal mistake on a colleague in the intensive care unit.Remember what I said at the time, over at 'OoL'? Did anyone bet on a custodial?
If you didn't, congratulations!
There were jubilant scenes from the former nurse and her supporters at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday as she was spared jail.
The public gallery was packed with dozens of her family, friends and former hospital colleagues, many of whom had written letters of support for her.
Ledesma, of Stevenage in Hertfordshire, wept and hugged relatives after being given an 18-month suspended sentence and a community work order.
They formed a prayer circle in the courtroom and could be heard praising God and thanking Jesus.Funny, I thought the Bible had things to say about bearing false witness...
The court usher eventually asked them to leave after they continued chanting and celebrating for several minutes. The group then posed for pictures inside the building before being stopped by court staff.Extraordinary behaviour. It's almost as if she's won the lottery. Apparently, though, you get much better odds on winning the British 'justice' system.