Transplant recipients should use immunosuppressive drugs and increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. Below or up from the waiting list link.
The possibility of survival has always been a priority for those who will receive donated organs. There is also a need for vaccination against deadly diseases. Organ recipients are now generally required to be vaccinated against hepatitis A, hepatitis B, influenza, tetanus, and other diseases. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it's on the new list. On August 13, the American Transplant Society and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) issued a joint statement recommending that “all solid organ transplant recipients should be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2,” as well as “all eligible families and close contacts” for those recipients. More and more affiliate programs are adopting this policy - but not all yet.Advertising
The fact that non-vaccinated patients were removed from the members' waiting list recently made headlines with the story of a non-vaccinated Colorado woman named Leilani Lutali. UCHealth in Denver refused Lotali's kidney transplant because he had not been vaccinated and told him in a letter that he would be on a waiting list for a kidney transplant if he did not receive his first dose within 30 days. Lotali, who told the Associated Press that he is a non-denominational Christian, said he objected to vaccinations for religious reasons. With corrections to the vaccine requirements for transplant patients, Lutali is now seeking transplants in other states, such as Texas or Florida, at centers that do not require a COVID-19 vaccination. "I feel it," Lotale told Kaiser Health News.
Nearly 107,000 people are waiting. KHN reported that more than 90,000 of them, like Lutali, are waiting for kidneys. Dozens of people who need different organs die every day while they wait. “We have hepatitis and Dr. Kapilkumar Patel, director of the lung transplant program at Tampa General Hospital in Florida, told KHN: Leave. The post-transplant recovery phase. We are following this huge uproar of people.”
Non-immunized patients awaiting organ transplant
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