Showing posts with label Kidney Transplant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kidney Transplant. Show all posts

Colorado Hospital Refuses Kidney Transplant to Woman Over Vaccine Refusal (Video)




A Colorado hospital system says it is denying organ transplants to patients who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 “in almost all situations” under a new policy.


UCHealth, which operates hospitals and urgent care facilities throughout the state, confirmed to The Post on Wednesday that organ transplant recipients and living donors must now be vaccinated against COVID-19 before undergoing procedures.


The health system said the driving force behind the policy change was studies showing transplant patients are more likely to die if they contract COVID-19. The mortality rate for transplant patients who get COVID is more than 20 percent, according to UCHealth.


And this hospital is not the first and will not be the last. Let's watch and see how this plays out.