Man recieves kidney tranplant after waiting 7 years

October 6, 2012 2:24:30 PM PDT
An Oakland man who believed he was denied a transplant because of his illegal immigration status is recovering with a new kidney.

Jesus Navarro, 35, waited 7 years before getting a kidney last week.

Hospital officials explain the hold-up was his financial situation because post-op care is expensive and necessary.

A clinic agreed to provide Navarro free care after the surgery, which put him back on the recipient list.