The article has been automatically translated into English by Google Translate from Russian and has not been edited.
Переклад цього матеріалу українською мовою з російської було автоматично здійснено сервісом Google Translate, без подальшого редагування тексту.
Bu məqalə Google Translate servisi vasitəsi ilə avtomatik olaraq rus dilindən azərbaycan dilinə tərcümə olunmuşdur. Bundan sonra mətn redaktə edilməmişdir.

Boston hospital refuses to give heart transplant to patient without COVID-19 vaccine

A US hospital has denied patient DJ Ferguson, 31, a heart transplant - at least in part because he hasn't been vaccinated against Covid-19. with the BBC.

Photo: Shutterstock

DJ Ferguson, 31, is in dire need of a new heart, but Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has removed him from their list, his father David said.

The hospital, in turn, said that they were following the rules.

“Given the scarcity of available organs, we are doing everything possible to ensure that the organ transplant patient has the best chance of survival,” the hospital said.

A spokesman for the hospital said they are requiring transplant candidates to be vaccinated against Covid-19 and maintain an appropriate lifestyle “to create the best chance for a successful operation, and to optimize the survival of transplant patients, given that their immune systems are severely suppressed.”

On the subject: Jeff Bezos is looking for a cure for old age: he opened a laboratory and hired leading specialists for $ 3 billion

The hospital's carefully worded statement may indicate that factors other than lack of vaccination may have been the reason for the patient's refusal, but they declined to discuss the details, citing confidentiality.

The hospital added that most of the 100 people on organ transplant waiting lists will not receive an organ within five years due to a shortage of available organs.

Ferguson has been in the hospital since November 26, 2021, suffering from a hereditary heart condition that causes his lungs to fill with blood and fluid, according to GoFundMe.

Fundraiser says Mr Ferguson is concerned he could develop heart inflammation - a potential side effect of the coronavirus vaccine that the CDC notes is rare and temporary - and that it could be dangerous given the weakness of his heart.

The CDC encourages transplant recipients and those in their immediate environment to receive full vaccinations and a booster dose.

Dr. Arthur Kaplan, head of medical ethics at New York University's Grossman School of Medicine, said that after any kind of organ transplant, the patient's immune system barely works, and even a common cold can be fatal.

“Organs are in short supply, we are not going to distribute them to those who have a low chance of surviving when others who are vaccinated have a better chance of surviving after surgery,” says Dr. Kaplan.

Mr Ferguson, who has two children and is expecting a third child, remains in the hospital, family members said. His family suggested that he was too weak to be transferred to another hospital and "his time is running out."

“My boy fights very bravely, he has integrity and principles that he really believes in, and this makes me respect him even more,” says David Ferguson.

“This is his body. It's his choice,” he adds.

You may be interested in: top New York news, stories of our immigrants, and helpful tips about life in the Big Apple - read it all on ForumDaily New York.

In recent weeks, this is not the first time that an unvaccinated American faces health care hurdles. Earlier this month, a Minnesota woman sued her local hospital after doctors tried to remove her unvaccinated man from a ventilator he had been hooked to for two months.

Read also on ForumDaily:

Biden calls Fox News reporter 'stupid bitch' over awkward inflation question

Our brain lies to us: 50 ways to recognize these lies, which Elon Musk suggests teaching children

The dirtiest person on the planet has not washed for 67 years and lives in a hole: while he has no health problems

Other In the U.S. vaccination transplantation heart transplant
Subscribe to ForumDaily on Google News

Do you want more important and interesting news about life in the USA and immigration to America? Subscribe to our page in Facebook. Choose the "Display Priority" option and read us first. Also, don't forget to subscribe to our РєР ° РЅР ° Р »РІ Telegram - there are many interesting things. And join thousands of readers ForumDaily Woman и ForumDaily New York - there you will find a lot of interesting and positive information. 

1169 requests in 2,058 seconds.