Jesus Navarro, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, learned this week that UCSF Medical Center reversed course and now says it will perform the life-saving procedure.
UCSF had denied the operation because of concerns his immigration status might affect his financial stability. But during a Tuesday meeting, officials said it was all just a misunderstanding and they are working with Navarro to ensure he can pay the long-term care.
"I feel just great; I feel like I am going to receive my transplant,' Navarro said. "I'm going to be able to enjoy being with my daughter."
140,000 people signed a petition of support.
Navarro still has to wait six months to reach the top of the kidney donor list.