The Vaccine-Free No Longer Eligible for Life-Saving Organ Transplants in Queensland
But they are free to continue donating organs exclusively to the injected
Queenslanders will not receive a life-saving organ transplant until they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and the new protocols have sent patients desperate for surgery into a spin.
Queensland Kidney Transplant Service has endorsed a minimum requirement of two doses prior to receiving a kidney, lung or heart transplant.
Patients, who say they are not anti-vax, have told The Courier-Mail that they remain unvaccinated as they fear they will be hit with side effects that will make them even more ill as they endure dialysis and other harsh treatments.
Queensland Health has confirmed that the decision was backed by clinicians, consumer and Indigenous representatives at a Statewide Renal Network clinical forum. Any unvaccinated renal patients will move to “on hold” until they are fully vaccinated or the policy is changed. The policy will be reviewed in February 2022.
A spokesman said that the safety and wellbeing of all patients was the priority.
“A recipient is highly immunosuppressed post-transplant, which is why it’s incredibly important for the person to be vaccinated prior to transplant. Queensland Health prioritises safety before, during and after a transplant,” he said.
Dana Ward, 23, from the Gold Coast said she is at loggerheads with her Brisbane specialist over the vaccine decision. Ms Ward had a pancreas and kidney transplant in 2009 but her body has rejected the kidney and she is now on dialysis.
“I have been told that if I received a kidney and then got Covid it would be a waste of an organ. I even have a donor ready to go but it’s been made clear nothing will go ahead until I am fully vaccinated,” Ms Ward, who suffers from primary hyperoxaluria, said.
“Because of my ill health I have always been hyper careful of what I put in my body. I am definitely not anti-vax but am afraid of the Covid vaccine side effects. I am backed into a corner now and probably have to go ahead with the vaccine,” she said.
Helen Oberthur, 44, from Brisbane, has stage four kidney disease and has not had her Covid shots.
“I have had every other vaccine including the flu and it’s not been good. I have ended up so sick I had to get someone to look after my son. I am not good with vaccinations and feel like I am cornered. I think it is blatant discrimination to deny me a place on a waiting list because of this. I just found out about the new policy this week and feel overwhelmed by it all,” she said.
Tamara McCarthy said she was shocked when her son’s specialist told her last week that her 18 year old would have to get his Covid jabs to remain on the transplant list.
“He is very young and had all his vaccinations as a child but he is scared to have the jabs. He has read a lot about the risks of myocarditis. Dialysis is allowing him to still live his life as a young man but what if he has a bad reaction? Of course he wants a new kidney. He wants to live a long life but this decision has been devastating. He will have to take his chances with the vaccine,” the Ipswich mother said.
“Don’t doctors take an oath to treat people in all circumstances. He is not some raving anti-vaxxer, just a scared boy,” she said.
Transplant Australia has spent the past 18 months advocating for organ recipients and those waiting for a transplant because of their compromised immune status to be given early access to vaccination.
Chief executive Chris Thomas said: “We are pleased the Federal Government has prioritised this group of Australians. Transplant Australia is very sympathetic to the concerns of anyone waiting for a transplant. It is an extremely troubling time for patients as we are still waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel from this pandemic.
“There are very few reasons for medical exemption to vaccination. We strongly encourage all recipients and those waiting for a transplant to reach out to the helping hand they are being offered to beat this pandemic and achieve a long life with a transplant.”
Source: The Courier Mail
There are so many involved in this crime that there won’t be enough rope to go around.
Admission will be free.
Despicable and evil. Time to stand up for our rights and freedom. It is now or never. These Satanists are so desperate to jab people.
Unvaccinated receives an organ then catches COVID is a waste of an organ..They say!
Vaccinated receives an organ then catches COVID is not a waste of an organ…? I ask!
Another diabolical way to coerce anti vaxxers into taking the jab.
But these fools who have sold their souls to Satan don’t realise what the consequences are. Whatever punishments we can inflict on them if they are brought to justice pales into insignificance compared to what their lord and master will subject them to.
Maybe it is a different virus in Australia than they have in UK. Maybe politicians slip up and actually speak the truth. https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2021-07-12/31381/
Any doctor that says it’s OK to take a mRNA jab , when the patient has that many medical problems – should be shot .