Sanctuary benefit: Oregon hospital denies illegal alien a liver transplant then terminates its "archaic" policy

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Wonder how many US citizens she gets to bypass for her new liver.
From Fox News: An Oregon hospital who denied an illegal immigrant a liver transplant due to her lack of citizenship later terminated the policy.
Silvia Lesama-Santos, 46, who’s said to be in “critical condition,” was denied a liver transplant on Monday from the Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland, Fox 12 Oregon reported, citing a press release from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Oregon.
The hospital sent the stay-at-home mother of four a letter explaining that since she does not have a “lawful presence or immigration documentation” in the U.S., she could not receive the transplant as hospital policy “requires proof” for transplant operations.
Lesama-Santos, a resident of the Portland area for more than 30 years, has health insurance through her husband’s employer, according to a copy of the letter published by the ACLU.
The hospital stated that Lesama-Santos could restart the process for requesting a liver transplant “when your situation has changed and you meet the above requirements.”
On the same day the ACLU released its statement — and called for the hospital to change its rules — OHSU terminated its policy barring illegal immigrants from receiving transplants.
“It was brought to our attention this evening that an archaic transplant policy was preventing an undocumented individual illegal alien from being evaluated at OHSU,” a hospital statement read. “Upon learning of the policy, OHSU leaders acted immediately and terminated the policy. We deeply regret the pain this has caused the family.”
The hospital said that “all are welcome at OHSU, and this policy does not reflect our values.”
“The OHSU transplant team is informing the family of our change in policy… OHSU’s legal team has begun a system-wide audit to ensure no other such policies exist,” the statement read.
A GoFundMe account(seeking $10,000) created by Lesama-Santos’ oldest son said that his mother will start “the transplant process,” which an ACLU spokesperson confirmed to OregonLive.com on Wednesday.
Lesama-Santos was reportedly accepted to undergo the transplant at a Seattle hospital, but the ACLU said it’s unclear whether she’s healthy enough to travel to Washington, or to even get the transplant in Portland.
h/t Laura
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Clownzilla
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Will more illegals come scurrying out of her once they incise her? Inquiring minds want to know…

Steven Broiles
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Eugenicists, doctors and scientists convened at Harvard University in 1968 to determine, to the best of human knowledge, when death could be said to occur. This meeting was held in order to green light the legal ability of medicine to harvest human organs for transplant. It is an established medical fact that organs can ONLY be taken from a LIVING DONOR: A kidney, liver, heart or lung taken from a cadaver—even from a cadaver seconds old—will not function. So in order to justify this organ harvesting, scientific personnel had to come up with a definition of “brain death” in order… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

She has been here for THIRTY YEARS? Her hubby has her on his policy. Why doesn’t he or his policy pay for the “start” of the process? She is a “stay at home mom” with four kids. That’s fine, but they are not OUR kids. I’m amazed by stuff like this. I am assuming from the article that she does not have legal status. I can’t really tell. If she is really married to a citizen or a resident alien she should be able to get legal status, if not citizenship. But no, they are quite OK with being on… Read more »

litlbit2
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Would be interesting to check forms IRS 1040’s as if the deduction of illegal person has been used when filing(30)yearly tax returns? All taxes paid?
If they did claim a Illegal alien for tax deductions why? How? Can all USA citizens also claim deductions? Was all their income reported for the past thirty years including benefits paid out of benefits for American citizens?
If you have been here thirty years and still a illegal alien and get the medical service needed, have you called the American citizen who will not get the service and thank them for giving up their needed surgery?

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iconordic
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So,..what’s new,.? I myself, being a 84 year old, Korea era Vet with a poverty level income am being denied the right to register a car in California, because, since I live in the eastern part of the state, near the Nevada border, some 175 miles from the nearest ,..”Smog Test’,.. station, I do not have the energy levels to drive those distances, & I do not have the funds to pay for the gas, which , locally cost $4.49.9 per gallon, & I do not have the $650, I will be required to pay for repairs, if my car… Read more »

Alma
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Alma

How can an illegal alien live in OREGON for thirty years, does she speak English at All?

True George
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Obviously if a person’s medical condition goes down to the point that they are number 1 on the organ transplant list it transcends legal status. They should not be denied. Even in war it is recognized people have unalienable rights of life, limb and sight……

Lophatt
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Lophatt
Alma
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Alma

ENGLISH IS SPOKEN HERE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, if anyone coming contributes with culture, and a new language, that is a big plus, an advantage but, we don’t have to accommodate the new “neighbors” with their needs, help is welcome but we have no obligations, THEY CAME HERE,, they need to adapt or else return to their place of origin. I did, so did my not so young parents and the rest of my family.

Alma
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Alma

My son was born in Pennsylvania of a 5 generation American, he is fully bilingual, speaks, writes and reads Spanish, even my Maltese BARNEY is bilingual, no kidding, woof woof, jau jau 🐶

Waco Bob
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Waco Bob

Ask yourself who is going to pay for this transplant, the ACLU?

Lophatt
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