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Patient who refused COVID vaccine was denied a heart transplant

MENDON, Mass. — A Boston hospital is defending itself after a man's family claimed he was denied a new heart for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying most transplant programs around the country set similar requirements to improve patients' chances of survival. The family of D.J. Ferguson said...
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Man Can’t Get Heart Transplant Because He’s Not Vaccinated Against COVID

BOSTON (CBS) – David Ferguson is speaking out passionately on behalf of his son DJ. He says the 31-year-old is fighting for his life at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and in desperate need of a heart transplant. “My son has gone to the edge of death to stick to his guns and he’s been pushed to the limit,” Ferguson said.

Man reportedly denied heart transplant for being unvaccinated

(NewsNation Now) — A 31-year-old Boston man was taken off the heart transplant list because he is refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, his family said. DJ Ferguson has a hereditary heart condition and he’s been hospitalized since November. His family says he was first on the list to receive the transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, but he is no longer eligible due to his vaccination status.
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Unvaccinated Boston man denied a heart transplant

Vaccination against COVID-19 is now a requirement for organ transplants at Brigham and Women's Hospital and many, many others across the United States. The danger of contracting COVID-19 is so great that hospitals can not take the risk. CBS Boston:. The family says he was at the front of the...

COVID-19: Ethics and the Unvaccinated

JOHN WHYTE: Welcome, everyone. I'm Dr. John Whyte. I'm the chief medical officer at WebMD, and you're watching Coronavirus in Context. We're two years in. It's a lot of ethical issues that have occurred during that time. So to help me unpack some of these issues, I'm joined by my good friend Dr. Art Caplan. He's the head of the Division of Medical Ethics at New York University's Grossman School of Medicine. Dr. Caplan, thanks for joining me. Good to see you again.