9-Year-Old Boy Denied Kidney Transplant to Save His Life Because He Doesn’t Have COVID Vaccination

From Lifenews.com

A prestigious medical clinic is denying a 9-year-old boy the lifesaving kidney transplant he needs just because he doesn’t have the COVID vaccination.

Most Americans understand the COVID crisis is over and a sizable percentage of Americans were never vaccinated for what they considered a flu-like virus that presented little in the way of medica issue for 99% of the people who got it.

COVID caused a massive political divide, but while most everyone has moved on with their lives as the virus and its effects have waned, that political division is still taking its toll and could cost a young boy his life. Despite the fact that COVID-19 is no longer a major threat, one child could become an ancillary victim.

As Red State reports:

Tanner Donaldson, a 9-year-old boy with stage 4 chronic kidney disease, was born with a rare birth defect causing irreversible kidney damage. Tanner’s father, Dane Donaldson, is a suitable live kidney donor, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital has refused to conduct the transplant surgery because Dane is not vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The hospital has a policy that requires all organ donors to be fully vaccinated to minimize complications during and after surgery. Dane questioned the hospital’s hypocrisy, pointing out that deceased organ donors are not required to be vaccinated. He even offered to sign a waiver freeing the hospital from liability.

But the hospital still rejected him.

In April, the Epoch Times reached out to the hospital for an explanation. “Individuals who are actively infected with COVID-19 have a much higher rate of complications during and after surgery, even if the infection is asymptomatic,” the hospital responded.

Dane opposes the vaccine for religious reasons. But he has also been hesitant “because he has seen a rising number of clients get critically ill after receiving it,” according to the news outlet.

Tanner’s family is desperately searching for another hospital to perform the kidney transplant procedure.

This isn’t the first time a family has dealt with a denial of a lifesaving transplant because of COVID.

Duke Unviersity came under fire for refusing a life-saving kidney transplant to a dying 14-year-old girl who has not had the COVID vaccine.

Yulia Hicks, who is a rescued orphan from Ukraine, was finally adopted by a family in North Carolina after she came to the United States from the war-torn nation. The Hicks family, a Christian couple with 11 children, adopted her to provide her a loving family.

Tragically, Yulia has a genetic kidney disorder and the family brought her to Duke University hospital for medical assistance.

But on November 29, the Hicks family got some shocking news about their daughter — that it would not give her a kidney transplant because she had not had the COVID vaccine.

“To think that a committee can determine someone’s life is terrifying. This is, without a doubt, medical tyranny. What has become of the medical community? How does the refusal of a shot that is known to cause many health issues AND does NOT stop the spread of a disease deny a 14-year lifesaving therapy? How does that happen in America? Today we are sad. Tomorrow is a new day, and God is there with an answer for us,” Chrissy Hicks posted on Yulia’s website.  

“We can’t require you to do anything, but we can deny you because you are not following our recommendations,” Duke’s Catherine Thomas told Chrissy Hicks during a phone call.

Lawmakers in North Carolina are fighting to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Source



7 thoughts on “9-Year-Old Boy Denied Kidney Transplant to Save His Life Because He Doesn’t Have COVID Vaccination

  1. Matt 24:12 “And because lawlessness is increased, MOST people’s love will grow cold.”
    This chapter deals with the signs of Christ’s return. It’s obvious to those who have at least some insight that lawlessness has without a doubt increased dramatically especially since about 2000. It gets worse nearly every day & in huge shocking amounts. Our govt even legislates federal protection for every evil coming down the pike. This hospital is just a microcosmic example of people’s love going cold. My bet is they love abortion & trans surgeries which destroys lives. Wonder if they deny those procedures if the person hasn’t had the death vax? I doubt it cuz the devil runs that hospital & our govt. What about you? The Rapture is near, folks. Our Lord is right at the door.

    If you are a supporter of this hospital’s policies & claim to be a follower of Jesus Christ then you need to examine yourself to see if you are in the faith 2 Cor 13:5. Has your love grown cold too? This love Jesus speaks of is for our fellow man. We are commanded to love even our enemies & not ourselves. Is this kid & his family the enemy of the hospital & any of you who support their insipid policy of treatment denial? Think about it.

  2. Eric H. Bowen

    A just God will charge every medical and administrative person in a decision-making capacity in this matter with attempted murder…or with actual premeditated murder if the child dies.

    Only a fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”

  3. Darline

    Praying for a hospital or surgical team – maybe outside the US, if necessary. And private pilot, if needed.

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