Dying Man Denied Life-Saving Transplant Because Of Immigration Status
Jesus Navarro waited for six years before he got word he was next in line for a kidney transplant.
The day of his final consultation, doctors discovered Navarro was an illegal alien and called off surgery.
The 35-year-old’s wife stepped in and offered her own kidney. She was a match, but doctors still refused to operate.
Now, city councilmen, advocacy groups and labor union leaders across the state are reaching out…
Councilman De La Fuente said his attorneys are working with Kaiser Permanente, Navarro’s insurance company, to get him back on the operating table before it’s too late.
“He has a willing donor,” De La Fuente said. “He has private health care. This is ridiculous.”Click here for reuse options!
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