Hospital Cancels Patient's Life-Saving Kidney Transplant

Hospital Cancels Patient's Life-Saving Kidney Transplant
Last updated Sep 22, 2022
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  • The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals in Ohio recently announced that COVID-19 vaccination is required for solid organ transplants.[1]
  • An unvaccinated Ohio woman with stage 4 liver cancer has had transplant surgery suspended because of this new rule.[2]
  • The woman's life could be in jeopardy without the lifesaving surgery.[3]


Left narrative

The vaccine requirement is justified because it is for the safety of the donor and recipient. The woman refusing the vaccine is an anti-vaxxer.

Right narrative

Patients should have the right to refuse vaccination if they can guarantee staff safety with a negative COVID test, or it's the ultimate coercion.

Political split



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