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US Consulate denies travel visa to kidney donor

According to a report in Guadalajara Spanish-language daily Mural, the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara  has denied a travel visa to a local woman who was prepared to donate a kidney to an uncle in the United States. 

The 75-year-old man is in a delicate condition, with only a short life expectancy. Documents signed by doctors in the United States state that the patient is currently on the national cadaver wait list for a kidney transplant. “The wait for a kidney is very long, approximately 7to10 years. If Rocio donates a kidney to her uncle, he will eliminate that very long wait and help the people on the list by eliminating one more recipient from the list.”

A sister of the 35-year-old potential donor told Mural that the Consulate denied her sibling the travel visa because she could not prove any solid ties in Mexico that would guarantee her return.

The Consulate has not provided any comment on the matter.

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