Atrium Refuses to Perform N.C. Man’s Transplant Without Vaccination

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Chad Carswell of Burke County chose not to receive a life-saving transplant after Atrium Health told him he must be vaccinated while waiting for a transplant. “Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist’s policy follows the current standard of care in the United States, which is to vaccinate all patients on waiting lists or being evaluated for transplant” the hospital said. Carswell believes no one should be forced to get the vaccine. He said, “I was born free. I will die free.”