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

lesama-santos illegal alien go fund me photo

Photo from GoFundMe


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
2 years ago

Will more illegals come scurrying out of her once they incise her? Inquiring minds want to know…

stevenbroiles
2 years ago

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 »

Pat Riot
Pat Riot
2 years ago
Reply to  stevenbroiles

stevenbroiles, do you have any pointers/sources to the fact that organs must be harvested while the individual is still alive and no transplants can be done with organs harvested after a person is dead? I would like to read those. Instinct, or belief, or the Holy Spirit, always made me refuse to be listed as an organ donor on my drivers license, because I always felt that the medical mafia would kill me to harvest my organs even if I wasn’t dead yet! I am starting to understand why I was so directed to do.

stevenbroiles
2 years ago
Reply to  Pat Riot

I believe the Harvard Medical Journal and JAMA may have articles about it. Just google it.
Don’t “believe” what I say: RESEARCH what I say. Thanks.

Pat Riot
Pat Riot
2 years ago
Reply to  stevenbroiles

Thanks! I was talking about my own instincts and belief(s) – it’s because I always research that I asked for pointers/sources. 😉

Lana
Lana
2 years ago
Reply to  Pat Riot

This is one reason why I would NEVER donate my organs…….
“Organs taken from patients that doctors were pressured to declare brain dead: suit”
https://nypost.com/2012/09/26/organs-taken-from-patients-that-doctors-were-pressured-to-declare-brain-dead-suit/

Glenn47
Glenn47
2 years ago
Reply to  Pat Riot

I sure understand how you feel. For years I had checked that little box on my drivers license. Then, the more time went by and the more I read, the more uncomfortable I became. When I last renewed my license, that box wasn’t checked.

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Glenn47

I did the same. Once I realized what I had signed up for, I decided against it.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
2 years ago
Reply to  lophatt

lophatt . . . . I am somewhat reassured that I am not the only individual who feels this same way.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
2 years ago
Reply to  Glenn47

Glenn47 . . . . I find that my feelings parallel yours. I just have never signed up to be an organ donor. My reasons, or my feelings is that when we are resurrected, all of the components that are unique to me (or to you) will be restored to us individually, and that restoration will be the Eternal body in which our spirit will reside for all Eternity. I have no doubt but what the Lord could so to speak, put us back together “good as new.” Never the less, I just an not comfortable in having my organs… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
2 years ago
Reply to  Pat Riot

Pat Riot . . . . Bravo! I must say I am with you 100% of the way. I do not put it beyond doctor’s to go ahead and kill one individual in order to obtain the necessary organs to repair another human.

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Auntie Lulu

Based on what I’ve read, that is essentially what they do. With the drugs they give you you are paralyzed and unable to do anything about it. It sounds horrific to me. I’m a little surprised that they find doctors willing to do it.

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago

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 »

stevenbroiles
2 years ago
Reply to  lophatt

Another thing, also: I think the facts as presented to the news media on this case are, of necessity, misleading: Medical insurance does not pay for the transplant itself, to the best of my knowledge (unless something changed recently). (I AM NOT saying that FOTM misrepresented the facts; I am alleging that the original news source for this story most likely did not get the entire story straight and clear, going on my gut instinct that the mainstream news media certainly ARE NOT “masters of subtlety.”)

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
2 years ago
Reply to  stevenbroiles

steven . . . . I think that is a point very well taken! Thank you for pointing that out.

Glenn47
Glenn47
2 years ago
Reply to  lophatt

That is what I thought, here for 30 years and no paperwork for Citizenship?? Makes one believe she has no intention to ever assimilate. Who does she hold her allegiance to?

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
2 years ago
Reply to  Glenn47

Glenn47 . . . . If she is like the young DACA people in Southern California, judging from the fact that they reverence the Mexican flag, and spit on, and burn the American flag, I would judge from that fact, and from the fact that hundreds of thousands of dollars leave the US economy and are sent South of the boarder–never to return to be used in US businesses. This whole practice is a Big Fat Looser for American citizens.

Glenn47
Glenn47
2 years ago
Reply to  Auntie Lulu

Auntie, My feelings on DACA is if they finish school or doing continuing education, filed proper papers for citizenship in a timely manner, never in a gang or protested, working, served in the military, never arrested, paying taxes and not on social services are the only ones to be considered.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
2 years ago
Reply to  lophatt

lophatt . . . . Bravo! I love the fact that you really nailed this. I also thought about the fact that she has been here “30” years, but has never made any move to get obtain citizenship (just like so many of the DACA.) I don’t know if this is because they are lazy, or they just see no reason to obey the laws of the United States of America. I suspect that the latter is true. I think your last paragraph says just about all there is to say. In looking at the GOFUND page, one guy submitted… Read more »

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Auntie Lulu

Well Lulu, to me it shows that we aren’t very serious about immigration law. Done properly, everyone has a “status”. They are either citizens, or resident aliens, or visitors or illegal. Those who are not citizens are either permanently here and are registered as such or here temporarily for some reason fort which they hold a visa. Once their visa expires, they should be gone. I wouldn’t want to hazard a guess as to how many are here with no active visa and no resident status. There is no logical reason for the politicians to feel so heart wrenchingly sorry… Read more »

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  lophatt

P.S. I suppose if we were as twisted as the Maoists, we could offer them double food stamps and ask them to vote Republican twice.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
2 years ago
Reply to  lophatt

lophatt . . . . When news agencies cite the illegals here in our country as about 11.5 million . . . I think that is laughable. I believe that there are many, many more than that here, draining our resources, causing rent’s to rise because American’s have to compete against all these “extra guests” in our homeland. I am extremely angry with the whole situation.

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Auntie Lulu

I’m with you. I think they have no idea. Of the ones who were at least once legal I wonder how many visas they check to see if they left?
I think I like my idea above better than ever. Every time the Demo-craps start whining about “Dreamers” we’ll just say, we’re running a “Twofer”. Twice the food stamps and two voter registrations if they pledge to vote Repub. Then sit back and watch them do a slow burn.

litlbit2
2 years ago

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… Read more »

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  litlbit2

Nicely put. That’s also my point. Either they are too lazy to apply, or they would rather just complain and put their hand out. They have options.
They could move back to Mexico. She could apply for resident alien status. Why should someone race to her rescue because she is unwilling, for whatever reason, to simply follow the process?
We could try a little experiment. Just go to Mexico, present yourself a hospital for a transplant. See what happens.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
2 years ago
Reply to  litlbit2

litlbit2 . . . . Congratulations! I am behind your statements 100%. It is a travesty what illegal aliens get away with in this country. IF an American went to Mexico and pulled this garbage–they would no doubt be taken out and shot!

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
Dr. Eowyn
2 years ago

Oregon Health and Sciences University’s president is Joseph E. Robertson Jr., M.D. and a professor of ophthalmology.
Ph: (503) 494-8311

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
2 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Thank you for the information.

iconordic
2 years ago

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 »

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  iconordic

Time to head East. I got out of there 25 years ago and haven’t missed it once.

Alma
Alma
2 years ago

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

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Alma

Believe it or not, there are a couple at my parish like that. My Spanish is terrible but, if I want to talk to them, that’s what I have to do. If I went to live in Mexico I’m reasonably sure I’d have to improve my Spanish. I guess not everyone sees things the way I do.

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

I lived in Germany for two years. I tried to learn German. Most wanted to perfect their English. They did appreciate it if I started the conversation in German.

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

Ain’t that the truth? I went to the University of Geissen for a while. All the classes are taught in English. If you’re an English speaker it makes it pretty nice. Anybody with any college at all has to have some English. In fact, the professors often would ask for help with English words.
I’m not very good with languages. I know that it is a mental issue. The trick is to “think” in the language you want to speak. If you try to translate everything you’ll never get anywhere.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
2 years ago
Reply to  Alma

Alma . . . . Bless you for bringing up that question? Another question that plagues me , , , , she is “46” yet look at the picture of her holding a new baby, was that from a long time ago, or more recent? Or was this picture used to pull on the heart strings of possible donors to her Go Fund Me page?

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

According to the European model they’re kids until they’re 35.

True George
2 years ago

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
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

Yeah, it’s a bit of a moral dilemma. I have a daughter that’s on the waiting list for a kidney. She’s been on it a long time. If organs were freely available it wouldn’t be such a problem. But they’re not. It shouldn’t mean anything what country someone’s from but that’s how the lists work. You can’t say go to Lithuania because you know there’s an organ you need there and someone there will just die to let you have it. If anything this just speaks more to why we need to take care of our own first. It’s a… Read more »

True George
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

In the world we are living in a Doctor or even an insurance company are one of the entities ensuring that the unalienable rights are exercised

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Alma
Alma
2 years ago

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
Alma
2 years ago

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
Waco Bob
2 years ago

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

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago

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