CO Hospital Denies Kidney Transplant For Anti-Vaxxer

The Hill reports:

A Colorado woman will no longer be receiving a kidney transplant after she confirmed that she would not be getting the COVID-19 vaccine, violating the hospital system UCHealth’s vaccination protocol, the Associated Press reported on Friday. Leilani Lutali, a born-again Christian, told the AP she objected to the use of fetal cell lines in the development of the COVID-19 vaccine. “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,” Lutali said.

The Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth told The Hill in a statement earlier this week that in “almost all situations” transplants and living donors were required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 “in addition to meeting other health requirements and receiving additional vaccinations.” Dan Weaver, a spokesperson for UCHealth, explained that the studies have indicated the mortality rate for transplants who contract the virus are high.

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