University of Colorado hospital now denies transplants to unvaccinated patients


The University of Colorado’s transplant center in Aurora, Colo. is now denying organ transplants to patients who have not been vaccinated for Covid-19. The hospital says that patients who receive transplants are more likely to die if they get Covid.

Colorado state Rep. Tim Geitner put the transplant center in the spotlight when he announced it denied a kidney transplant to a Colorado woman because she was unvaccinated and he released the letter she received from the center.

Leilani Lutali of Colorado Springs had been on the waiting list for a kidney, when she received a notification that she was taken off the list by the UC Health Transplant Center at its Anschutz Medical Campus on Sept. 28. The letter said:

“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 list. You will continue to accrue waiting time, but you will not receive a kidney offer while listed inactive. Once you complete the COVID vaccination series you will be reactivated on the kidney transplant list pending any other changes in your health condition.”

Several Alaskans have described to Must Read Alaska that they were fired by their Alaska doctors because they have not been vaccinated for Covid. Patients have also described discriminatory treatment that unvaccinated patients receive when they are hospitalized.

Read: Alaska Native says unvaccinated patients are getting the shaft

Read: Part 1: Nurse losing job, after her medical exemption refused

Read: Part II: Pharmacist losing job

Part III: Southcentral Foundation employee losing job Oct. 15 over shot refusal

Part IV: Dozens of Alaskans come forward to tell their stories of being fired for not getting the shot

Part V: Military man getting discharged in Alaska for not taking jab

Part VI: Nurse says she sees too many blood clotting cases associated with jab, so she’s not taking it

Part VII: Bethel police investigator gets put on leave, won’t be returning to the force

Part VIII: Patient describes how unvaccinated in the hospital are treated like second-class citizens

Read: Doctor says hospitals are not in crisis, not rationing care

Read: My doctor fired me because I won’t take the vaccine


  1. This demonization of the unjabbed has gone from dogmatic insistence on conformity to outright zealotry, bigotry and cultism. I see a well-justified lawsuit being born here.

  2. Suzanne.

    Project Veritas;

    Pfizer whistleblower;

    https:// www. /news/pfizer-leaks-whistleblower-goes-on-record-reveals-internal-emails-from-chief/

  3. Once again my first question to anyone looking for assistance will be are you vaccinated or not. If you are vaccinated my response will be sorry I can not help you because you are an ID 10 T

        • Jeff,
          You seem to have trouble navigating these things called words, just yesterday you wrote a note to yourself:
          JEFFERSON / OCTOBER 6, 2021
          Jeff, thank you again for clearly displaying your dishonesty, your disinegenuouness, your cowardice, and above all your abiding loathing of freedom and liberty, and your loathing those of us who value those principles.”
          Perhaps it’s a time for some introspection for you, my friend. I don’t know you, but you are an amazing individual and much better than what you are devolving to on these pages.
          Take a breath, gather yourself, relax, share your opinion and stop trying to win the internet by shouting down and insulting others.

          • Steve, I will admit that in haste, I sometimes post a comment without having proofread it, leading to those kinds of mistakes. So I make a few mistakes or misspellings now and then; I never claimed to be perfect (unlike most of our Anchorage Ass-embly members).

  4. I have seen physical healings. I saw a woman with a badly broken and badly healed arm which you could visibly see was broken several different ways. She was not operated upon except by Jesus healing spirit. Before our eyes her arm began to straighten and eventually hung straight like a young girl’s arm. There was no trickery or sorcery that could have done that healing. She did stagger a bit but in a few minutes it was perfected. This is what God’s government will do for all who need it. And why we pray for God’s Kingdom to come. I will pray for this woman’s kidneys to be healed by God. Faith as a grain of mustard seed.

  5. Sounds like a smart medical decision. Why give an organ to someone who has little chance because he won’t take the jab.

  6. Correction: adjusted for calendar year 2030:

    “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 being OBESE. You will have 30 days to begin your WEIGHT LOSS series. If your decision is to refuse GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY you will be removed from the kidney transplant list. You will continue to accrue waiting time, but you will not receive a kidney offer while listed inactive. Once you complete the GASTRIC BYPASS surgery you will be reactivated on the kidney transplant list pending any other changes in your health condition. Please feel free to call, in order to schedule your GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY”
    You think I’m kidding here?

  7. On a side note. Note all those unvaccinated world leaders/diplomats/elites who attended the United Nations last month in New York. I wonder where those world leaders get their important medical care?

  8. And, they continue to do surgeries on people with smoking complications who wont quit smoking ie heart, throat and mouth cancers.

    • Addictive behaviors are different IMO. I have a friend who has smoked for over 50 years and, after I mentioned to him about my situation needing a heart valve repaired and that these surgeons wouldn’t have taken me if I had been a smoker, he asked his doctor about quitting. His Doc said that after this long his lungs are pretty well cooked and would likely not respond well to quitting-just keep on smoking.
      That was an eye-opener, for me.

      • Remember the stink made when David Crosby was waiting on that liver transplant? Alcohol is the worst of addictions, just look at out native population. Should we ban said Natives from ALL hospitals in town, but their own taxpayer funded hospital while we deal with (supposed) overflowing COVID cases?

        Would that fit with your mask/shot/mandated views of society?

        • Except it’s the unvaccinated COVID cases that have caused the overflowing hospital bed crisis and not addicted Natives.
          We should make those unvaxed COVID folks wait in the back alley for a bed and clearly behind addicted Natives. Just my opinion.

  9. The sanctity of life, what a precious gift, makes me wonder if abortion clinics treat their patients the same.

  10. Jefferson says it better than I:
    ‘The Covidian Cult has become exactly that, a rigid, dogmatic religion, demanding absolute compliance and conformity to their irrational creed of perpetual fear, hysteria and institutionalized hypochondria. Anything else constitutes HERESY in their eyes. These are the EXACT same people who were burning ‘witches’ in Salem in 1690, and who were the “good Germans” helping round up the Jews for the Nazis.’
    And as Eric Blair says, wait for them to refuse treatment to smokers, obese, sedentary, diabetics, hypertensive, aged, the ‘unfit’, Christians, Republicans, ‘terrorist’ parents questioning the education of their children…
    It is George Bernard Shaw’s (an avowed communist admired by Hitler) utopia: ‘I think it would be a good thing to make everybody come before a properly appointed board just as he might come before the income tax commissioner and say every 5 years or every 7 years… Just put them there and say: ‘Sir,’ –or ‘madam,’– ‘will you be kind enough to justify your existence? Because your life does not benefit us and it can’t be of very much use to yourself.’ In his society, the next logical step: “If we desire a certain type of civilization, we must exterminate the sort of people who do not fit into it Extermination must be put on a scientific basis if it is ever to be carried out humanely and apologetically as well as thoroughly”.

    • What about the HEPATITUSIAN cult? This woman had to get a hepatitis vaccine to get on the list. She didn’t have an issue with that so I think she going to try to raise money off of not getting a Covid vaccine .

      • Hepatitis vaccine is a tried and true vaccine with a 30 year track record. I will point out that the early trials failed, including one early in my military career where half the soldiers receiving the experimental shot developed Hep C within two years and a quarter of them died!. In my work with EMS, we either had to receive the vaccine or sign a waiver of liability, as it should be. Hepatitis B and C are blood born pathogens with risk of transmission to the recipient of the organ. Since the recipient will forever be on immunosuppression, this would prove quickly fatal.

  11. And yet Porcaro continues to whine about the yellow star symbolism.

    This isn’t Nazism, but it is very reminiscent of how Nazism got started. Demonize a group, segregate said group from society, work to remove said group from society. Then turn on the next undesirable group.

    This is not genocide. Not even close. But, and this is important, these are the seeds genocide can grown from.

    • Exactly, TMA!
      Unfortunately, radical leftist extremists are for the most part extremely shallow ‘thinkers’, so they can never grasp, nor comprehend, the bigger picture, the background to any story, the consequences of their policies and actions, nor least of all any sort of historical analogy or parallel to anything happening today. Their rigid dogmas and divorced-from-reality mental constructs blinker them to the wider world of thought, opinion, history, and true diversity.

    • You do realize that it’s not just the Nazis that have done the exact same actions you are describing? The actions you are describing have happened time and time again across human history, on small and large scales, and many times more recently than the Holocaust. The reason so many, on the left and the right, try and attach themselves to the Jews from the Holocaust is because the imagery is still relatively fresh in our collective minds and they want to be perceived as the ultimate victim. Most of us are familiar with the story of the Holocaust, and we can (or should) understand the common revulsion to being likened unto such evil. It’s a simpleton who uses this comparison to try and elevate their cause above their perceived opposition. There are countless better examples, but the masses won’t respond, that’s why it’s used by both left and right…they are looking for the easy catch all that makes headlines. It’s disgusting. Anyone with any knowledge or respect for history is ashamed each and every time some idiot compares their incomparable cause to the Holocaust.
      Like you said “This is not genocide. Not even close.”

      • It’s not genocide — yet.
        But the same process and trends that were in play under the Nazis (and numerous other tyrannies, as you state) are also in play today, right here and right now. So do we, and will you, have to wait to be loaded into the boxcars to the camps before you will acknowledge what is happening here?

  12. Question for nurses or doctors who comment here – is this how US hospitals triage transplant patients? A friend in Australia tells me that over there, it’s always been that way – all people requiring transplants need to stop destructive behaviors (smoking, drinking – lose weight etc.) before they can be put on a transplant list. But that is there, and this is here. Do US hospitals require patients to be as healthy as possible to be eligible for transplants?

    I chose to be an organ donor in the event of my death long ago – but if organs are only granted to the most healthy, perfect people among us, I’m rethinking that decision.

    • They are prioritized, previous to this political theater to the most beneficial. If a 19 year old healthy girl and a 60 year old diabetic hypertensive obese man with a 40% ejection fraction of his heart each qualify for one available kidney, I would hope that it goes to the younger healthy person, should they both equally match. There is a matrix, much more complex than I described, and prior to this politicized COVID insanity they would seek the greatest benefit. Now political connection seems to trump all. This tyranny is being driven by DC and the American people need to demand a return to Constitutional law for it to end. Sadly, politicians ‘Never let a crisis go to waste.’
      Trust in your goodness for the best to happen. If you seek good, you shall find it.

      • Thanks for the info. I saw there is more to this particular story (Leilani’s case) – she wasn’t actually going to take a kidney from the transplant list – she had a friend who was offering her own kidney to Leilani. The hospital said they both had to be vaccinated in order to do the surgery. Neither woman wants the vax for religious reasons. To me, that makes the hospital’s decision even more politically motivated. Leilani is 56, not overweight, Stage 5 kidney failure – and her friend looks healthy too from the photo. One friend just wanting to save another friend’s life. Nothing to do with the transplant “list.”

        • I would transfer my care to another facility (UNMC in Omaha is excellent), and I would retain a good lawyer.
          My best to her and her friend. My cousin gave a kidney to his brother in similar circumstances.

  13. I think that this makes sense because if you have a transplant you get immunosuppressants, which makes you more susceptible to dying from Covid. It’s not discrimination, it’s an attempt to give the person the best chance for a good outcome.

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