Woman in critical condition from liver failure can’t get transplant due to protocols – CBC

Family, friends of Delilah Saunders say ‘6-month-sobriety’ rule is discriminatory

Dec 13, 2017

The family of a well known Indigenous rights advocate is considering legal action after she was told she can’t access a liver transplant based on a history of alcohol use disorder.

Delilah Saunders was admitted to an Ottawa hospital Friday afternoon and was diagnosed with acute liver failure. She is in critical condition.

She had been taking acetaminophen for jaw pain, friends say, which may have led to liver failure.

“The doctor said she needs a liver transplant,” says her best friend Rebecca Moore, who travelled from Nova Scotia to be with her.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/delilah-saunders-liver-transplant-rules-alcohol-use-disorder-1.4446961

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