An Ohio man’s kidney transplant surgery was canceled because the donor was not vaccinated against Covid-19.
Fully vaccinated Mike Ganin, 52, was just days away from his scheduled transplant surgery when he was informed by the Cleveland Clinic it was canceled because the donor was not vaccinated.
Under the Cleveland Clinic’s new policy, the donor must be vaccinated against Covid in order to donate an organ.
“It made us feel like we were back to square one,” said Mike Ganin’s wife Debi. “I’ve been terrified. Sometimes I have my moments that I don’t think about it, but it comes back, and I think, ‘What’s going to happen?’”
Desperate to find a kidney donor after doctors said dialysis would no longer suffice, Debi Ganin