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Unvaccinated and seriously ill father has been taken off the donor list for an organ transplant because he ‘does not believe’ in the COVID vaccine

Man who is waiting for an organ transplant has been reportedly removed from the list because he is unvaccinated against COVID-19. His family says that this week his heart has deteriorated to the point that it will no longer work on its own. The 31-year-old man was reportedly first in line to receive the transplant. But, because of his unvaccinated status, the hospital ruled that he was no longer eligible for the transplant.
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Boston hospital defends refusing heart transplant for patient who won't get COVID-19 vaccine

Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston says it will not perform a heart transplant on a patient who refuses to get vaccinated against COVID-19, as is required. The family of DJ Ferguson, a 31-year-old father of three, says he was at the top of the list to receive a heart transplant, but the hospital has deemed him ineligible due to his refusal to get vaccinated. DJ's father, David, told CBS Boston that getting a COVID-19 vaccine is "kind of against" his son's "basic principles — he doesn't believe in it. It's a policy they are enforcing and so, because he won't get the shot, they took him off the list [for] a heart transplant."
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Man Who Refuses COVID-19 Vaccination Denied Heart Transplant

David Ferguson believes his son deserves a heart transplant even though he isn’t vaccinated. “My son has gone to the edge of death to stick to his guns,” said David Ferguson of his son DJ. According to him, the 31-year-old is fighting for his life at Brigham and...
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Family of anti-vaxxer denied heart transplant say they are pursuing all options: ‘We are running out of time’

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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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Boston Man Kicked Off Heart Transplant List for Not Being Vaccinated

“Our […] healthcare system requires several CDC-recommended vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccine, and lifestyle behaviors for transplant candidates…”. A Boston man has been shunted from the top of a heart transplant list with doctors saying that it is because he refused to take the COVID vaccine, and thus has less chance of survival.
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Who is DJ Ferguson? Hospital denies heart transplant for anti-vaxxer dying from Covid

DJ Ferguson, a father-of-two and an anti-vaxxer, has been taken off the donor list for a life-saving heart transplant by Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. When asked why Ferguson was removed from the donor list, the hospital explained, "All transplant recipients need to be vaccinated to create both the best chance for successful operation and also the patient's survival after transplantation."
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American removed from waiting list for heart transplant because not vaccinated against Covid-19 – RT in French | Breaking News Updates

American removed from waiting list for heart transplant because not vaccinated against Covid-19 – RT in French. A 31-year-old man has been removed from the heart transplant waiting list at a Boston hospital because he refuses to be vaccinated against Covid-19. According to the establishment, his non-vaccination decreases his chances of survival.
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