Leinali Lutali is in end-stage renal failure while the donor is her personal friend Jaimee Fougner. Both women are Christians and object to the vaccine on religious grounds: They object to the use of fetal cells in the testing phase of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
However, Lutali says that she already had COVID and has tested positive for the antibodies, which meant that she already has what is called natural immunity.
It seems like Lutali may find it difficult to find a hospital that could accommodate her. The University of Washington Medical Center, for instance, follows the same rule that solid organ transplant patients must be fully vaccinated before their procedures unless they have a medical exemption. Religious exemptions do not apply.Colorado health care system refuses to operate on unvaccinated individuals – Dr. Eddy Bettermann MD