Hospital system will not perform transplants on unvaccinated patients


  • A hospital system in Colorado says it will now require COVID-19 vaccination for transplant recipients and donors in “almost all situations.”
  • According to UCHealth, it implemented the policy to protect its patients.
  • Patients are often required to get other vaccinations, such as MMR and hepatitis B, before the procedure.

A hospital system in Colorado says it will not perform transplant surgery for unvaccinated patients in most cases. UCHealth said it implemented the policy to protect its patients, CBS Denver reports. 

“For transplant patients who contract COVID-19, the mortality rate ranges from about 20% to more than 30%,” UCHealth said in a statement to CBS Denver. “This shows the extreme risk that COVID-19 poses to transplant recipients after their surgeries.”

One woman with stage 5 renal failure was months away from getting a new kidney, but is now looking for a new hospital since she and her donor are not vaccinated, CBS Denver reports. 

Jaimee Fougner, who is donating a kidney to Leilani Lutali, said she hasn’t received the vaccine for religious reasons. Lutali said she hasn’t gotten the vaccine because there are too many unknowns. The women, who met in Bible study, didn’t know about the need for vaccines before surgery until last week.

“At the end of August, they confirmed that there was no COVID shot needed at that time,” Lutali told CBS Denver. “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.”

UCHealth, which sent the women a letter informing them about the vaccine policy, said they have been given 30 days to get the first shot. If they refuse, they will be removed from the transplant list. 

“I said I’ll sign a medical waiver. I have to sign a waiver anyway for the transplant itself, releasing them from anything that could possibly go wrong,” Lutali said. “It’s surgery, it’s invasive. I sign a waiver for my life. I’m not sure why I can’t sign a waiver for the COVID shot.”

UCHealth said the purpose of the vaccine policy is to protect the health of its patients and that transplant centers across the U.S. have such requirements in place. 

Patients are often required to receive other vaccinations, such as hepatitis B and MMR, before surgery, UCHealth says. The hospital says such requirements increase the likelihood of a successful transplant. 

The women have not been able to find another Colorado hospital willing to perform the transplant if they are unvaccinated, so they are looking at options in other states, CBS Denver reports. 

Source: CBS News

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6 thoughts on “Hospital system will not perform transplants on unvaccinated patients

  1. Criminal. DID THEY CHECK THESE PEOPLE FOR NATURAL COVID ANTIBODIES? THAT’S the truly important info needed re Covid! Vaccine manufacturers ADMIT the vaccines ability to create antibody FADES, and they recommend boosters after a few months! The people who have had tbe vaccines may not realize their antibody levels may have FADED to a level that won’t even help you!

    The pts needing transplants are physically stressed, and these vaccines are known to sometimes cause inflammation, including cardiac muscle (myocarditis), pericardial sac (pericarditis), heart muscle weakness (myocardopathy), all needing treatment. And if they had even a mild case of Covid they didn’t realize they had, they could have a good natural level of Covid antibodies already.. . Maybe more than VACCINATED PEOPLE. Cardiac surgeons that do heart transplants say a vaccine that can cause heart inflammation are NOT WHAT THEY’D WANT for their pts. I assume they tell their hospitals this.

    This blindness re natural antibodies drives me crazy. You realize they tested the antibody levels of 1918 Spanish Flu, 60-80 yrs after they had it and MOST STILL HAD ADEQUATE ANTIBODY LEVELS ! We do not know how long natural Covid antibidies will last.

  2. Article is COMPLETE BS…
    How do you “protect” patients against a made made gene altering mRNA driven Spike Protein inhibitor whose sole Synthesized Purpose is to damage/alter your God Given natural DNA sequencing to now begin to transform Man into a New World Order State of Trans-Humanism ???
    Wake Up People !!!!!!

  3. Good.
    Take your personal health and $$$ somewhere else –
    When rotten people And Institutions LOSE money then THAT’S how you hurt ’em back –
    Now you’re KILLING Their Bottom Line, and they don’t like that…
    Boycott the Bastards

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