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Research Letter
July 28, 2021

Outcomes of Kidney Transplant in Undocumented Immigrants

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California
  • 2UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California
JAMA Surg. Published online July 28, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.2870

Whether undocumented immigrants should or should not be systematically granted access to the benefits of kidney transplant generates significant debate.1-5 Yet, little is known about undocumented immigrants’ actual transplant outcomes.1,5 Our study’s aim was to perform a granular single-center analysis of our program’s considerable long-term experience with a large cohort of predominantly adult undocumented immigrants to provide much needed data for public debate and policy making.

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