A Colorado woman suffering stage 5 renal failure is running out of time and options, after a health system in the state denied her a kidney transplant due to her and her donor’s unvaccinated status.
Leilani Lutali received a letter from Colorado health system UCHealth at the end of September explaining that she and her donor have 30 days to begin the vaccine process or they’d be removed from the transplant list.
“Here I am, willing to be a direct donor to her. It does not affect any other patient on the transplant list,” Jaimee Fougner, Lutali’s donor, said, per Fox News. “How can I sit here and allow them to murder my friend when I’ve got a perfectly good kidney and can save her life?”
“I said I’ll sign a medical waiver. I have to sign a waiver anyway for the transplant itself, releasing them from …
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