A growing number of transplant programs are giving patients who refuse to get a vaccine lower priority on waitlist. Check it out!
Organ centers to transplant patients: get a COVID shot or move down on waitlist
And 94.3 WSC listeners Raven and fiance Dewayne called into 'The Kelly Golden Show' begging SC's Governor Henry McMaster for help. "We moved here to a red state because we support your politics. Help us ... be more like an Abbott and Desantis!"
The couple says their being forced to chose between a shot that's proven detrimental to at least one of their family members, or lose a chance at a set of life saving lungs for Dewayne.
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A lack of consistent practice across programs continues to send mixed messages to the public. Houston Methodist and Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, said they don't require covid vaccinations to approve active candidates for the national waiting list. Yet, UW Medicine in Seattle began mandating covid vaccines this summer.
Nearly 107,000 candidates are waiting for organs in the U.S.; dozens die each day still waiting