Dying Illegal Immigrant To Finally Get Kidney Transplant
Jesus Navarro, who was denied a life-saving operation after waiting six years because of his immigration status, will finally get a kidney transplant.
The decision came following a petition on Change.org that accumulated 130,000 signatures in support of Navarro’s case.
The petition was started by Donald Kagan, a kidney transplant recipient whose kidney was donated by a Nicaraguan immigrant.
“Immigration status should never be a death sentence,” Kagan said in a news release.
Change.org said within days of the campaign launch Kagan had accumulated 130,000 supporters. He then went to UCSF Kidney Transplant Center with the petition, asking doctors to reconsider their decision.
“I am incredibly relieved that UCSF will give Jesus the kidney he needs to survive,” said Kagan.Click here for reuse options!
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