End-stage liver disease patient denied transplant because she refused COVID-19 vaccine

End-stage liver disease patient denied transplant because she refused COVID-19 vaccine



An end-stage liver disease patient has been denied transplant because she refused COVID-19 vaccine.



Michelle Vitullo has reportedly battled this diagnosis for years, and it was gathered that her liver is permanently damaged and many of its cells turned into scar tissue.



After her daughter Angela Green was discovered to be a match, the patient who has been receiving treatment for her ailment at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio since 2019 was told that she needs the COVID-19 shot if she wants the transplant as the surgery would weaken her immune system.



Doctors were reportedly ready to remove part of Angela’s liver and use it to save her mother, but the surgery was called off less than two weeks later after her family insisted that they against COVID-19 vaccine for religious and medical reasons.







Angela told WJW;




‘We were told to get ready. Then we get the news we were taken off the list and we can’t do it without the vaccine and it was heartbreaking.

‘We’ve heard of adverse reactions like blood clotting and heart problems. Those are not supposed to happen from a vaccine and we don’t feel comfortable taking on that many risks.’



Michelle’s husband, Jim Vitullo said;




‘To us, it’s a big mistake. It’s against our beliefs.'Latest Post
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