A Texan man on death row has asked for his July 13 execution to be postponed so he can donate one of his kidneys, the New York Post reported.
Accused in the 2001 murder of an 18-year-old girl, Ramiro Gonzales wants his death sentence by lethal injection postponed for a month so he can be considered a living donor “for someone in dire need of a kidney transplant.”
A University of Texas transplant team reportedly found the death row inmate an “excellent candidate” due to his rare blood type, his attorneys, Thea Posel and Raoul Schonem, said in a letter to state Governor Greg Abbott.
“All that remains is surgery to remove Ramiro's kidney. The University has confirmed that the operation could be carried out within a month,” they said.
Texas allows inmates to donate organs, but a first request from the man 39-year-old had already been denied earlier this year.
To support their request, the lawyers also attached a letter from Michael Zoosman, a Jewish clergyman who had contact with the detainee .
“There has been no doubt in my mind that Ramiro's desire to be an altruistic kidney donor was not motivated by a last-minute attempt to stop or delay his execution” , is it possible to read there.
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