Anti-vaxxer denied kidney transplant from unvaccinated donor

Anti-vaxxer denied kidney transplant from unvaccinated donor. image: Instagram

An anti-vaxxer has been denied a kidney transplant from an unvaccinated donor.

A woman who refused to get vaccinated and had a prospective kidney donor who also would not get the jab has been denied the transplant by surgeons at a hospital in the US.

Even though she has stage 5 kidney disease that puts her at risk of dying without a new kidney, Lutali, 56, said she could not agree to be vaccinated because of the role that stem cells have played in the development of vaccines.

“As a Christian, I can’t support anything that has to do with abortion of babies, and the sanctity of life for me is precious,” she said.  Meanwhile, her would-be donor, Jaimee Fougner, said she has been inoculated for religious reasons. The two met 10 months ago in a Bible study class.

Lutali said the healthcare system had previously confirmed that having a Covid-19 shot was not necessary to receive the kidney transplant. “Fast forward to September 28. That’s when I found out. Jamie learned they have this policy around the Covid shot for both for the donor and the recipient,” Lutali said.

UCHealth in Colorado has a new policy that most transplant recipients and living donors must be vaccinated. ‘It’s your choice on what treatment you have. In Leilani’s case, the choice has been taken from her,’ Fougner told CBS4. ‘Her life has now been held hostage because of this mandate.’

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The American Hospital Association, which represents nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems and networks in the United States, said it did not have data to share on the issue. But it said many transplant programs insist that patients get vaccinated for COVID-19 because of the weakened state of their immune system.

While any type of surgery may stress a patient’s immune system and leave them vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 later, organ transplants recipients are even more at risk because they have to take a powerful regime of drugs to suppress their immune system to keep their body from rejecting the new organ, which is seen by the body as a foreign object, Nancy Foster, AHA’s vice president for quality and patient safety policy said in a statement.

She added: “Further, if patients were to wait to get their vaccine until after the surgery, it is unlikely that their immune system could mount the desired antibody reaction given that they are taking anti-rejection medications.”

 


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    • CCW60

      09 October 2021 • 15:14

      This is outrageous and CRIMINAL! She is also correct in that aborted fetal cells are in the vax (also criminal) but even if she weren’t it is HER choice alone what should be injected or not into her own body.

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      • An Lee

        11 October 2021 • 14:30

        No cells in any of the Vaccines, the mRNA vaccines are synthetic – made in a lab. The spreading misinformation is causing people to suffer and die

        Reply
    • CCW60

      09 October 2021 • 15:14

      This is outrageous and CRIMINAL! She is also correct in that aborted fetal cells are in the vax (also criminal) but even if she weren’t it is HER choice alone what should be injected or not into her own body.

      Reply
      • An Lee

        11 October 2021 • 14:30

        No cells in any of the Vaccines, the mRNA vaccines are synthetic – made in a lab. The spreading misinformation is causing people to suffer and die

        Reply
    • Frank McMain

      10 October 2021 • 09:27

      Killing you for your own safety.

      Reply
    • Frank McMain

      10 October 2021 • 09:27

      Killing you for your own safety.

      Reply
    • Sidney N Wolfe

      11 October 2021 • 03:18

      @CCW60 There are no cells in the vaccine. Stop pretending that you understand the science of the vaccines.

      Reply
    • Sidney N Wolfe

      11 October 2021 • 03:18

      @CCW60 There are no cells in the vaccine. Stop pretending that you understand the science of the vaccines.

      Reply
    • kim

      06 November 2021 • 05:49

      I have a friend right now struggling for his life waiting for a Liver transplant. His son is a match in Flint Michigan and he doesn’t believe in the vax because or religious beliefs. He was also informed and had consultation with a attorney on the matter and they both informed him it was take the vax or no surgery .He has lost hope at this point which is not like him he knows its a death sentence either way .Can anyone out there Help him ? Plz
      give him a choice instead of taking away his hope!

      Reply
    • kim

      06 November 2021 • 05:49

      I have a friend right now struggling for his life waiting for a Liver transplant. His son is a match in Flint Michigan and he doesn’t believe in the vax because or religious beliefs. He was also informed and had consultation with a attorney on the matter and they both informed him it was take the vax or no surgery .He has lost hope at this point which is not like him he knows its a death sentence either way .Can anyone out there Help him ? Plz
      give him a choice instead of taking away his hope!

      Reply

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