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Race Matching in Heart Transplants Does Not Improve Survival
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Academic research has produced conflicting reports on whether heart transplant patients have better survival and less frequent organ rejection if the transplanted heart comes from a donor of the same race. But a new study from Johns Hopkins Medicine puts the issue to rest. In a review of 20,185 heart transplant patients who had surgery at 140 hospitals, researchers found that recipients of organs from donors with the same racial background did no better or worse than those who received organs from donors of different races.