Colorado woman who won't get vaccinated denied transplant

Jaimee Fougner poses for a photo in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Her friend, Leilani Lutali, a born-again Christian, recently found out her hospital wouldn't approve her kidney transplant surgery until she got the COVID-19 vaccine. Even though she has stage 5 kidney disease that puts her at risk of dying without a new kidney, Lutali said she could not agree to be vaccinated because of the role that stem cells have played in the development of vaccines. Fougner, the prospective donor, also was told she could not give her kidney until she received the vaccine.