Hospital denies young man a heart transplant by refusing to receive the covid-19 vaccine in the USA


Boston.- A young man who was at the front of the line to receive a heart transplantwill not be able to do it, because in a hospital in Boston, they have said that the surgery cannot be done since 31-year-old man refuses to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

DJ Ferguson, is fighting for his life in Brigham and Women’s Hospital and urgently need a heart transplantwhich is ready for him, however, hospital policy states that he is no longer eligible because he has not received the covid-19 vaccine.

But Fergusonremains firm in his belief and refuses to be vaccinated, despite the fact that this could save his life, because then the hospital would do the heart transplant that you need so much.

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David Ferguson, the patient’s father, has told CBS Boston that his son “has gone to the brink of death to stand his ground and has been pushed to the limit,” but says it just won’t get vaccinated.

“It goes against his basic principles a little bit: he doesn’t believe in it,” says David Ferguson. “It is a policy that they are applying and, since he will not receive the injection, they took him off the list (for) a heart transplant“.

While DJ’s family reported that the young man was at the front of the line to receive a transplantbut hospital policy states that you are no longer eligible because you have not received the vaccine against Covid-19.

For his part, the Brigham and Women’s Hospitalexplained in a statement that: “Like many other transplant programs in the U.Sthe Covid-19 vaccine is one of several vaccines and lifestyle behaviors required for transplant candidates in the Mass General Brigham system to create both the best chance for a successful operation and also the patient’s survival after transplant.”

Dr. Arthur Caplan, chief of medical ethics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, said there is a great need to be vaccinated for this type of procedure, because after any transplant, kidney, heart, your immune system shuts down.

“The flu could kill you, a cold could kill you, the covid could kill you Organs are scarce, we’re not going to distribute them to someone who has little chance of living when others who are vaccinated have a better chance after death. “Survival surgery,” Caplan said.

It should be noted that the family has stated that the father of two children with a third child on the way, has received great attention from the doctors and nurses of the Brigham and Women’showever, do not agree with the vaccination policy for heart transplants.

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Given this situation, they are thinking of moving him, but he may be too weak to move him, however, they are still not sure what they plan to do.


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Source-www.debate.com.mx