A woman in Colorado has been refused a kidney transplant because she has not had a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a document shared online.
Leilani Lutali shared a letter she received from the UCHealth Transplant Center near Denver with US media, which stated she would be removed from the transplant list unless she begins the vaccine process within 30 days.
The letter, which was also shared on Twitter by state representative Tim Geitner, said the patient would be placed as “inactive” on the transplant waiting list for “non-compliance by not receiving the COVID vaccine”.
The letter reads: “The transplant team at University of Colorado Hospital has determined that it is necessary to place you inactive on the waiting list.
“You will be inactivated on the list for non-compliance by not receiving the COVID vaccine. You will have 30 days to begin the vaccination series.
“If your decision is to refuse COVID vaccination you will be removed from the kidney transplant…