Study: ‘No improvement’ in racial gaps for living donor kidney transplants for 11 years

Racial disparities in living donor kidney transplants have not improved during an 11-year period, however, further study may identify strategies to improve access, according to results of a study.
“Major efforts are needed to better understand the association between transplant centers and [living donor kidney transplants] LDKT racial equity,” Lisa M. McElroy, MD, MS, of the department of surgery at the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, wrote with colleagues. “We examined racial differences in LDKT rates among U.S. transplant centers in light of

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