It was a shock when health officials in Colorado denied Dawn McLaughlin a life-saving kidney transplant because she had not been vaccinated for COVID, even though she had found a living donor willing to donate a kidney.
LifeSite News reports that Colorado’s UCHealth implemented the no transplant policy because unvaccinated patients have up to a 30% chance of dying from COVID.
But as some noted, this compares to nearly 100% chance of dying for some without the transplant.
In response, a Texas transplant organization has reached out to Dawn and others affected by the policy, stating they can arrange transplants at Texas hospitals that will do these procedures without requiring a vaccination.
LifeSite News adds that even Texas Gov Greg Abbott has extended an invitation, stating publicly:
“Anyone being denied critical, life-saving organ transplants is welcome here in Texas, where one’s rights and freedoms are always protected.”
McLaughlin suffers from polycystic kidney disease and her kidneys were covered in cysts and now weighed 17 and 20 pounds respectively, compared to the normal weight of five ounces.
So, why did McLaughlin refuse to get vaccinated?
In an interview with CBS, McLaughlin stated she did so because her kidney doctor had recommended holding off getting the vaccine.