A Boston father of three is being denied a heart transplant due to the fact that he won’t take the COVID-19 vaccination.
31-year-old DJ Ferguson was removed from the top of the transplant list from a Boston hospital for refusing the experimental injection.
Ferguson has two young children, with a third on the way.
Ferguson’s father said that his son does not believe in the COVID injection, which has coincidentally been linked to heart problems.
Hospitals have been removing the unvaccinated from transplant lists since last year.
Ferguson is now left fighting for his life.
— New York Post (@nypost) January 25, 2022
Here’s more on the heartbreaking story from the New York Post:
A 31-year-old father has been removed from the heart transplant list at a Boston hospital because he is refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, his family said.
DJ Ferguson’s family say he was first on the list to receive the transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital — but he is no longer eligible because of his vaccination status, CBS Boston reported.
His father, David Ferguson, said his son — who is fighting for his life in the hospital and is in desperate need of the transplant — doesn’t believe in the COVID-19 vaccine.
“It’s kind of against his 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 of a heart transplant,” David told the outlet.
“My son has gone to the edge of death to stick to his guns and he’s been pushed to the limit.”
Ferguson has two children and is expecting a third with his partner Heather, according to a GoFundMe page set up for him.
BREAKING REPORT: Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital REMOVES dying father-of-two, 31, from TOP OF HEART TRANSPLANT LIST because he's not vaccinated..
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) January 25, 2022
Dying Boston father DJ Ferguson removed from hospital’s top of heart transplant list because he refused to be vaccinated. Hospital says their aim is for a patient’s long-term survival after transplantation. Smoking, being unvaccinated, other risks make patients ineligible. pic.twitter.com/cJrwVSBnQz
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) January 25, 2022
A Boston Patient Has Been Removed from Heart Transplant List for Being Unvaccinated
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) January 25, 2022
A 31-year-old man is no longer eligible to receive a heart transplant at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital because he refuses to get vaccinated against COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/6NhpNbouGW
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) January 25, 2022
Boston patient removed from heart-transplant list because he’s not vaccinated against COVID: reporthttps://t.co/cmHxu4ZrJa
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 25, 2022
Fox News shared more details:
The parents of a 31-year-old in need of a heart transplant at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital said their son has been removed from the transplant list because he has not been vaccinated for COVID-19, according to a report.
The hospital told CBS Boston that its policy is in line with other transplant programs in the U.S. that require the vaccine because it fits under the lifestyle behaviors of the candidates. The statement said it is the hospital’s goal to “create both the best chance for successful operation and also the patient’s survival after transplantation.”
David Ferguson, the father of the patient, DJ Ferguson, told the station that his son was at the front of the line to receive the organ, but was removed because he refuses to take the vaccine.
Democrats and advocates of the experimental COVID-19 vaccination have made it clear they think it’s totally fine for this man to be denied a heart because he won’t get the injection:
BREAKING: A 31-year-old father is denied a heart transplant for refusing to get vaxxed because "organs are scarce" and shouldn't go to someone "with a poor chance of surviving" when the common cold can kill after surgery. RT IF YOU SUPPORT THE HOSPITAL MAKING THE TOUGH CALL!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) January 25, 2022
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) January 25, 2022
It’s unfortunate that we’ve come to expect nothing less from them…
If you are celebrating a 31-year old father of two being removed from a transplant list because he hasn’t taken the latest vaccine Pfizer is pushing, you aren't the good guys. pic.twitter.com/FnIju0pTMv
— Nick Freitas (@NickJFreitas) January 25, 2022
This is a young man being denied a heart transplant because he's not vaccinated. The majority of democrats supporters endorse this. These are the ways of a communist and they hate all of us pic.twitter.com/kbX1oPht4u
— USA Trump Man 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@USATRUMPMAN1) January 25, 2022