Utah male primarily denied lung transplant over pot use dies after complications, family says

A Utah male who was primarily denied a lung transplant after a sanatorium found traces of pot in his complement died on Saturday, in a Pennsylvania sanatorium that concluded to accept his case. Riley Hancey, 20, was recuperating from a double lung transplant during a Hospital of a University of Pennsylvania when he suffered deadly complications, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.


FLASHBACK: FAMILY SAYS HOSPITAL WOULDN’T GIVE TEEN LUNG TRANSPLANT OVER POT

Hancey’s problems began in December, when he was certified to a University of Utah Hospital after constrictive pneumonia. He was placed on life support dual weeks later, though eventually denied transplant eligibility after tests suggested traces of pot in his system, The Tribune reported. His father, Mark Hancey, pronounced his son smoked pot with friends over Thanksgiving, though was not a unreasoning pot smoker.

Though a sanatorium would not criticism privately on Hancey’s case, a follow-up matter pronounced that it does not transplant viscera “in patients with active alcohol, tobacco or unlawful drug use or dependencies until these issues are addressed, as these substances are contraindicated for a transplant.”

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After a consummate search, his family had Hancey eliminated to a Hospital of a University of Pennsylvania where he underwent a double-lung transplant on Mar 29. Updates on Hancey’s YouCaring page asked for continued prayers as he recovered from a procedure. On Apr 22, a family announced Hancey’s death.

“It is with complicated hearts, we are ravaged to announce that Riley Hancey upheld divided from complications of a lung transplant,” a post read. “We are intensely grateful to all a smashing doctors and staff during a University of Pennsylvania and a University of Utah for their imagination and caring that Riley received. We would also like to appreciate a donor family, who in their possess grief chose to save a life. We will never forget your affability and generosity.”

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His father told The Tribune that his genocide “is unbelievable.”

“If we could speak about angels, [the UPenn] medical staff, they are a organisation of angels. From a physicians down, we only couldn’t trust it,” Mark Hancey told a news outlet. 


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