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Ohio Man Says Kidney Transplant Canceled Because Donor Didn’t Get COVID-19 Vaccine

An Ohio man says he was informed just five days before his scheduled kidney transplant that the operation was off because his donor has not gotten a COVID-19 vaccine. Mike Ganim is fully vaccinated against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes COVID-19. But his donor is not. Ganim and his wife told WKYC they were told on Oct. 8 that the Cleveland Clinic started a new policy that requires both organ donors and recipients to be fully vaccinated. “It’s just wrong in so many ways,” Debi Ganim said. “All because of a policy that was just decided.” “We were blindsided,” Sue George, the donor, told the outlet. She said she’s not getting a COVID-19 vaccine due to medical, religious, and freedom reasons. “We have one goal here and that’s to get Mike a kidney. So, it may come down to looking for another donor,” George told News 5 Cleveland. …

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